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Marine Safety Company Offering Innovative Man Overboard Devices


PORTSMOUTH, RI -- With an increased focus on safety and security within the maritime industry, many companies and organizations are providing innovative products, services and technologies to both the leisure and commercial markets. Addressing dangers such as fires, collisions, man overboard and lost-at-sea incidents has been a top priority. As a result, a Northeast-based distributor of marine safety and survival equipment is offering solutions for these and other potential maritime hazards.

Based in Rhode Island, Life Raft and Survival Equipment, Inc. offers a broad range of products and services to the marine industry, doing so since 1983.

One such product is the Sea Marshall® “SOS” Man Over Board System, an automatic, immediate alert with a precision direction finder and locally managed rescue system. It consists of two main components: an automatic alerting unit and base receiver which communicate with each other when activated.

“Man overboard incidents are a reality that must be addressed by seafarers,” said Brian Flowers, sales manager for Life Raft.

He added, “The Sea Marshall system is an excellent solution for this safety concern.”

Sea Marshall alerting units, which can be incorporated into life jackets and flotation devices, are activated manually or automatically when submersed in water for more than 15 seconds. The unit also sends a signal on the International Search and Rescue (SAR) homing frequency which allows for additional third-party support when needed.

In addition to transmitting a homing signal, the alert’s one-meter long lanyard antenna emits an electro-luminescent light that is night-vision goggle compatible.

“There has been significant interest in these types of systems because they are locally managed and immediate,” noted Flowers.

Life Raft and Survival Equipment, Inc. showcased its Sea Marshall® rescue systems and other maritime safety products at Booth 1018 during the New York National Boat Show from December 30, 2006 – January 7, 2007.

For more information and to view an online catalogue, visit or call 1-800-451-2127.

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