BriarTek Inc., Alexandria, Va., has been awarded an $8,070,975 US Department of Defense, Navy, contract for supplies and services for the procurement of Man Overboard Indicator (MOBI) Ship Installation Support System, logistics and training services.
The Navy informs that the overall objective of the MOBI program is to outfit each ship with a system capable of alerting the crew to a man overboard event, so that a lifesaving rescue can be affected. The contracting authority is the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa.
According to BriarTek's website, ORCAdsc® Man Overboard Alarm is the only US licensed and fully approved man overboard alarm or MSLD (Maritime Survivor Locating Device) that works with channel 70 (DSC) without the installation of auxiliary hardware.
This dual-mode transmitter works on marine band and the standard SAR frequency (121.5 MHz), and is compliant with the new Radio Technical Communication Maritime (RTCM) for MSLDs.