LIFEJACKET AIS INTERGRATION
What is an AIS beacon ?
An Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a small device designed to be carried by individuals and activated in the event of a man overboard situation.
With greater emphasis on personal safety, individuals are becoming acutely aware as to their own
safety whilst on board a vessel and the technologies that are available to them.
With that in mind, here’s a run through on AIS and how it can assist in a man overboard situation.
How does it work?
- The AIS unit is designed to be activated automatically upon inflation of your lifejacket.
- Once the AIS unit has been activated an alert signal is raised within the locality, which is receivable by onboard AIS enabled devices; for example your own onboard chart plotter.
It will alert your boat or those within a 5 mile range.
- AIS technology is the most precise way of locating a MOB currently in existence.
- Your best chance of survival is from your own boat.
- The Ocean Signal MOB1 is also fitted with a GPS transponder, which transmits GPS coordinates, giving your crew your range and bearing to your precise location.
- This unit WILL NOT alert rescue services
A lifejacket fitted with AIS is fully transportable onto other boats, as no registry is required. You can be assured whilst
sailing on a friend’s yacht, that you have your personal safety system with you.