Man Overboard is an App that could save a life.
Disclaimer: I have not reviewed this app since I don’t own an “I” device.
Simple to use, Man Overboard shows you the way back to the MOB – and the position to give to the emergency services. That alone could be life saving. If you are in any type of boat – yacht, motorboat, dinghy, anything that floats, your safety and that of your crew and guests is paramount. Don’t just download this App yourself – make sure that they do to. It may be you that goes overboard!
Just press the MOB button to see:
- Direction to follow
- Distance to go
- Time elapsed
- Position of the MOB – latitude and longitude
- When you are closer than 100 metres the display changes from red to green
- When you are closer than 10 metres the display changes to show MOB
Press the Info button to see:
- Your current position
- The MOB position
- The bearing to the MOB
A man overboard situation is fairly rare but it happens more often than you think. A simple trip on some deck clutter; a knock from the boom; leaning back on a lifeline that snaps; reaching over to retrieve a fender– there are a hundred ways for someone aboard to unexpectedly find themselves in the water.
Be safe at sea. Stay safe on the water.