An AIS Man Overboard (MOB) device is designed to be carried by individual crewmembers and used in the event of a Man Overboard situation or other personal emergency. Whether you’re a commercial vessel, a fishing trawler, diving or leisure craft, an AIS MOB device should be considered essential safety equipment for every person on board.
When activated the device transmits an AIS MOB message containing your position and ID via AIS (Automatic Identification System). The transmission will also be detected by the all AIS equipped vessels within range. This information can be displayed on a chart plotter or ECDIS display if interfaced with an AIS receiver/transceiver.
As the AIS MOB device includes an inbuilt GPS receiver, your current location is also transmitted, dramatically reducing the time taken to locate and rescue you even in poor visibility. Our AIS MOB devices feature a flashing light to help rescuers pinpoint your precise location in the water.
The McMurdo Smartfind S10 is designed to be activated in the event of a man overboard situation or other personal crew emergency. The unit is activated and deactivated with a simple twist of the orange cap. The SmartFind S10 features a high precision GPS and it will transmit position information and a serialized identity number back to your vessel’s onboard plotter, enabling you to be quickly located and recovered. It will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 5 year battery storage life. The flashing LED indicator light also makes you easier to spot at night.
The SmartFind S10 is also designed to assist with the quick recovery of leisure divers that find themselves in emergency situations while exploring the depths of the sea. The features of being waterproof, buoyant and submersible to 60 meters makes this AIS MOB device an ideal piece of safety equipment for ocean enthusiasts to own.
McMurdo’s SmartFind S10 is the AIS MOB device used in the famous rescue of Andrew Taylor when he fell overboard during the Clipper Round the World yacht race in 2014 - “My dry suit kept me alive, but my AIS MOB device saved my life.”