In an MOB situation OLAS will sound an alarm and record the latitude and longitude of the incident using the phone or tablets GPS.
In the event that the skipper or a crew member has gone overboard OLAS helps direct the remaining crew on a successful MOB recovery and communication with emergency services
OLAS Tags pair with your device to create a virtual tether between your phone/tablet and crew members, children, pets or objects, such as a lifebuoy.
When the virtual tether is ‘broken’ OLAS will:
Attach OLAS Tag to individual or life-saving device
Your OLAS Tags can be either worn , or attached to an object, such as a lifebuoy, upgrading pre-existing MOB devices into ‘smart’ connectable devices.
You are also given the direction that the phone is pointing, to enable a bearing to be taken to estimate tidal and wind effects, if needed.
OLAS will also alert you when you within a 20m radius of the original alert position. From that location it will be far easier to establish where the MOB has drifted to.
Pre-set your OLAS APP with your vessel information, such as vessel name, call sign and MMSI. This will be integrated into the distress call procedure along with the coordinates of the alert.
The emergency number feature allows you to pre-select your local emergency number, such as 112 in Europe. This feature is accessed in Emergency information.
Alternatively there is the option to enter a personal emergency number such as a sister vessel contact number.
In an MOB situation you can select which number you wish to call.
Alternatively you can deactivate and switch of the Tag simultaneously. If it is switched off within 0.5 meters of the phone it will deactivate the Tag and the Tag itself will also be turned off. If you switch it on within 0.5 meters of the phone it will automatically reactivate the Tag.
False alerts may occur due to a connection break, such as someone jumping ashore. This can be simply cancelled by bringing the Tag back into range or by manually cancelling the alert on the phone.
Note : Carbon and aluminium hulls will block the connection. If used in carbon or aluminium hulls it is important that the device with the OLAS APP is close to the hatch so a clear line can be achieved for connection.
Speed over ground (SOG in knots)
Digital display of the vessel's speed over the ground in knots.
Top recorded speed over ground (SOG knots)
Digital display of the vessel's top speed over ground. You can reset this if required.
Compass bearing which takes into account the vessels previous 30 meters of travel to generate an average course heading
Phone/Mobile Device bearing
Displays the real time bearing of the direction in which the phone is being pointed
Bearing to waypoint
If you enter the GPS co-ordinates to a waypoint OLAS will display the bearing required for a course to that location.
Course to steer
If you know your course to steer to arrive at a specific waypoint you can enter this information and track if you are maintaining the correct direction.
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