Safety device gains European approval

05 Feb 2015

UK marine communication and safety specialist Ocean Signal has announced the receipt of European certification approval for its rescueME MOB1, which confirms all the relevant requirements have been satisfied for a life-saving product.

Developed as the world’s smallest AIS MOB device, the rescueME MOB1 has also received approval for the USA.

The rescueME MOB1 with integrated DSC is a compact life-saving device which has been designed to attach easily to most life jackets, ready for automatic activation in the event of a man overboard situation.

The MOB1 communicates the location of a person in the water back to the boat and other vessels in the vicinity. Once the rescueME MOB1 is activated, AIS (Automatic Identification System) transmissions will provide accurate position information on the vessel’s chart plotter. In addition, the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF alarm will also be triggered.

The lightweight device measures just 134mm (height) by 38mm (width) by 27mm (depth) and weighs 90g. It can be conveniently attached to the oral tube of a life jacket using the mounting clip supplied with the device.

Ocean Signal’s managing director Alan Wrigley said, “The reaction to the rescueME MOB1 at boat shows has already been extremely positive, so we are delighted to receive the certification approvals.

“We are confident that the rescueME MOB1 will have a significant impact on safety at sea and that customers will appreciate the benefits of the compact size and other features.”

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