The L-bow system can be used in many ways. First of all it is an active or passive motion compensation gangway to your offshore target. However the design of the L-bow system is such that with some modifications the gangway can be customized to specific duties. The gangway can be fitted with adjustable stairs for greater elevation possibilities. It can be lowered besides a vessel to become (dis)embarking stairs. By incorporating a floating body at the position of the tip it can be used as a rescue aid at sea.