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UK-based International Safety Products (ISP) launched a series of new lifejackets fitted with the world’s smallest AIS man overboard systems.

ISP partnered with electronic engineering and maritime communications specialist Ocean Signal to integrate the rescueME MOB1 device into three models of lifejackets, which activates automatically when a lifejacket is inflated, communicating with vessels within a 5-mile radius and also linking to a rescue satellite network.

“Supplying lifejackets with standard AIS is a new concept in the leisure and commercial maritime sectors,” ISP commercial director Geoff Billington said. “We have incorporated the technology into three very separate lifejacket models catering for different areas across these markets.”

ISP’s Challenger Worksafe Pro lifejacket is designed to be comfortable and unrestricted for users performing heavy manual labor.

Its Interlock 275 lifejacket is designed for use as a combined working and abandonment jacket with a patented interlocking lobe design, which improves buoyancy and turning motion when personnel are wearing large amounts of clothing or survival suits. The SOLAS-approved model offers contoured head and neck support, twin back and crotch strap and a hard wearing nylon cover.

The 170 Newton leisure lifejacket features a slim-line, ergonomic design with reflective piping, quick burst zip cover and a stainless steel D-ring harness point.

“The best chance of rapid rescue if you fall overboard comes from your own vessel,” Ocean Signal managing director Alan Wrigley said. “Your crew needs to be immediately aware of the incident and keep track of your position whilst recovery is carried out.

“Even in the most moderate of seas, it is alarming how quickly a visual sighting of a man overboard can be lost,” he said. “An additional feature is its ability to activate the DSC alarm on your vessels VHF, alerting your crew to the situation.”

For more information visit ispl.co.uk.

 

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