We do not recommend that luggage be placed in the center of the X-800 series transfer baskets. Two reasons:
- There is no good ergonomic way to pick up luggage from an X-800 series basket without either bending at the waist or getting inside the basket. In either case, this is a potential for an injury.
- The X-800 series baskets have open “doors” for personnel to stand in. During rough seas/windy transfers, the basket can swing and luggage can fall out on to personnel below. This has happened before and an injury resulted from luggage striking the deck hand below. The X-900 series is designed for light luggage but this is a different system .