For most people boating represents relaxing with family and friends on the water; fishing, sailing and getting away from the routine of every day life. A great deal of time and effort goes into preparing boats for various activities.
Preparing a vessel’s safety equipment and having a safety plan is the first step in protecting your crew in the event of a boating accident. Boating accidents do happen and they usually happen very quickly. Having your vessel’s safety equipment in an accessible flotation device is critical to your survival at sea.
The Marine Safety Pod is a world first safety invention
It is constructed from strong, UV protected plastic and consists of two identical halves that clamp down on the 4 storage compartments. Each half is a double skinned air tight unit with 2 flare holes designed to house activated smoke or laser flares. Both halves are identical so the pod always lands the right way up.
With dimensions of 680mm x 400mm x 150mm
The MSP is large enough to store necessary equipment and provide a support platform without occupying too much valuable boat space.
The MSP weighs approximately 6 kilograms empty
During the design it was decided that separate compartments were required in order to prevent loss or damage to other equipment while accessing specific items in a boating emergency. As a result there are four watertight compartments housing EPIRB and VHF radio, flares, first aid kit and a survival pack.At this stage the MSP is being sold without contents as many people already have their own safety equipment. Vertical and horizontal mounting brackets are available in black or orange.
The primary function of the pod is to consolidate and provide buoyancy for marine safety equipment, however the buoyancy of the MSP far exceeds the weight of the contents and combined with the convenient hand grips creates a stable platform for boating accident victims to group around and systemically go through the procedures that will ensure a prompt rescue.
The MSP was conceived and designed in Australia by commercial diver Glen Shackcloth from the island of Tasmania, known for harsh sea conditions. Glen Shackcloth has experienced numerous situations that involve the risk of boating accidents, sometimes with little or no warning. Working in this high risk environment was the incentive to create a device that would dramatically increase the chances of rescue in the event of a boating accident.
As boat numbers around the world increase each year, safety procedures and equipment must constantly advance in order to improve boating safety. The team involved in the development of the MSP are all active boating people and considered many scenarios during the development process. The MSP team is confident that this safety device will enhance the chance of survival and rescue in the event of a boating accident.
Keep your family and crew safe!
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