The Exposure MOB Carbon
combines a powerful 1000 lumens LED light with a water-activated MOB strobe. Very lightweight, compact and IPX8 waterproof rated to 5m, this work light floats too.
Use it as a search or trimming light. If you go overboard the MOB Carbon will float to the surface and automatically start strobing, flashing every second for up to 20 hours. Keep one in your pocket or by the helm and throw towards the man overboard. It will clearly mark the patch of water and the strobe is visible from 3 nautical miles.
Transmitter & tracking lights
If the worst happens and there is a MOB incident - there’s a lot to do immediately:
stop the boat
hit the MOB button on the chart plotter &/or DSC radio
get all the crew on deck
throw life rings, lights etc in the direction of the MOB
make a Mayday call
At night having a spotter pointing at the MOB is simply not going to work as it can do in daylight. Yet we all know how important it is not to lose sight of the casualty.
This is where smart lighting technology can help with the situation.
Wearable transmitter & strobe – what to use:
The OLAS Float On is another multi-functional safety aid and a smart personal crew torch. Minute in size, just like the MOB Carbon, it is fully waterproof, floats and has the same water activated strobe technology.
The OLAS Float On is a transmitter too. When paired with the OLAS (Overboard Location Alert System) it acts as your virtual tether to the boat. If you go overboard in the dark, where your absence may not be immediately noticed, it not only triggers the strobe light helping you be seen, it also triggers a piercing alarm on board instantly alerting your crew.
The alarm sounds through your mobile device, the OLAS Core or OLAS Guardian Bluetooth activated hubs, and track back begins instantly. The mobile screen on the OLAS App switches into recovery mode, recording the position the MOB occurred, giving bearing and distance back to the exact point of the incident so search can commence quickly.
This saves valuable time whilst the crew are stopping the boat and doing all the MOB procedures, undoubtably under a level of stress. The screens help with orientation and process information. As well as position data there’s all the information required for making a quick and accurate Mayday call and MOB recovery.
The OLAS Float On is an additional safety tool that does not replace technology such as EPIRB or PLBs, although not all boaters carry these devices onboard, especially on smaller yachts or powerboats. Rather, it helps support these devices and adds to your chances of survival.
The casualty does not need to manually activate it, nor do you need the crew to notice you go overboard. The device triggers the alarm as soon as it hits the water.
For a torch that’s small enough to sit in the palm of your hand, it really is quite smart!