Features April 2011 Issue

How an MOB Beacon is Worn Can Impact its Performance

Any device designed as a man overboard alarm must have a bulletproof means of attaching the device to a person’s body or apparel. When you hit the water from 15 feet, the force of impact alone can rip a ring from your finger. Some units will only work when submerged, requiring careful thought into how and where the pendant will be worn.

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