MARSS are delighted to announce that its innovative MOBtronic man overboard detection system has won the "Best Safety Product of the Year" at the IHS Markit Safety at Sea Awards 2018 held at Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, Mayfair, London.
MOBtronic is a multi-sensor detection and tracking system that simultaneously monitors the ship wall ensuring falling objects are detected and tracked. MOBtronic protects the lives and safety of passengers and crew by creating a virtual shield around a vessel which automatically detects and classifies a man-overboard event and supports rescue and recovery efforts.
The award category included new safety products that demonstrate an innovative and original development that has the potential to improve safety on board and/or onshore.
“It is a great honour for MARSS to be recognised in this way. We work hard to ensure that MOBtronic is the very best safety product it can be, because lives are at stake and we take that responsibility very seriously. To be awarded the Safety at Sea, Best Safety Product of the Year, over such tough competition in this group is fantastic and a testimony to the dedication and ingenuity of our team and all the other organisations that have contributed to the success of bringing this important product from the drawing board to saving lives at sea.”
Rob Balloch, Senior VP Sales.
MOBtronic evolved from a European Union research program. With over 7,000 test jumps, and extensive sea trials in diverse marine environments over the last 5 years, the system complies with the current recommendations of the ISO PAS draft with a proven probability of detection in excess of 95% and false alarm rates of less than 0.3 a day.
MOBtronic is installed and operational on cruise ship and large yacht projects. MARSS have won a contract for the installation of MOBtronic onboard the latest Royal New Zealand Navy fleet auxiliary vessel for operation in the Southern Ocean.