Gear: Pan-Pan man-overboard Locator

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There He Goes!

The Pan-Pan man-overboard locator won a Pittman award for 2017 as a great idea, and now it is in production as the Weems & Plath CrewWatcher. It’s a two-part system that employs a smartphone app to locate a small personal beacon that triggers automatically should the wearer fall overboard. Once the beacon is activated, sending a Bluetooth signal, the app will sound an alarm, display the coordinates of the MOB, and point the way back to the errant crewmember. Cell service isn’t required, and up to five beacons can be linked to the app, which works with both Android and Apple smartphones. 

$89.99. Weems & Plath, weems-plath.com

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