Emerald Marine Products has announced a significant advancement in MOB protection: the state-of-the-art ALERT418 Man-Overboard Receiver. Integrating fully with current and first-generation ALERT transmitters, it's ideal for commercial applications such as workboats, gas and oil platforms, ports and marine terminals, and shoreside construction sites.
The Maritime Executive
What separates the ALERT system from AIS is its immediacy. It uses a radio signal, so there's no satellite lag or waiting for an open channel. With a moving vessel, or river or tidal flow, an MOB victim can be swept out of sight quickly. The ALERT418 Man-Overboard Receiver provides the added seconds needed to keep a simple fall from becoming a fatality.
Pontoon and Deck Boat Magazine
Here’s an intriguing advancement in man-overboard (MOB) protection: the release of Emerald Marine Products’ ALERT418 Man-Overboard Receiver. This receiver is engineered to deliver instant notification when an MOB occurs, which gives pontooners critical extra seconds that can separate a simple fall from a more serious tragedy.
The Waterway's Journal
Brennan Marine installs ALERT2 MOB Alarms on six vessels. "Seconds mean everything in a man overboard situation," said Adam Binsfeld, Brennan Marine COO. "We took it a step further and set it up to alert our dispatchers, who can then mobilize additional support if needed. It really quickens our overall response"
Recovering someone who has fallen into the water is no easy task, especially if the victim is unconscious or lethargic due to cold temperatures. Training is essential to prepare potential rescuers for how difficult it can actually be. The OSCAR Water-Rescue Training Dummy from Emerald Marine Products is used by safety instructors across North America for teaching people what it's like to retrieve a lifeless, 180 lb. adult.