ALERT! Nevada Boaters
Nevada has enacted legislation Senate Bill No. 306 (PDF Link from Nevada's site prohibiting operation of a boat without wearing a wireless or mechanical engine cut-off switch attached to the vessels operator.Click here (PDF) to see Maritech's flyer for how Nevada boaters can easily comply with this new law AND protect everyone onboard!
Virtual Lifeline is an American Boating & Yacht Council (ABYC) A-33 compliant wireless lanyard system that works in conjuction with your current “kill switch” to expand the level of man overboard (MOB) protection. This cost effective, highly reliable MOB safety system is one every boat operator should have. Virtual Lifeline is designed for those who understand the importance of wearing their traditional tether. But, also recognize there are times you must un-hook, keep the motors running and attend to other duties. Unfortunately, these scenarios leave you unprotected and exposed to the hazards associated with MOB events. With Virtual Lifeline wireless lanyard system, you can un-tether, move freely about the boat and be confident you now have superior wireless lanyard protection.
Trolling, pulling in fish, traps, pots and buoys
Working over the gunwales
Boarding another vessel
As well as any other type of activity while the vessel is at slow or idle speeds
Virtual Lifeline wireless lanyard system easily interfaces into your boat’s ignition system. This (ABYC) A-33 compliant installation ensures each emergency shut off device remains independent and maintains the integrity of all other onboard systems. However, once power is supplied, Virtual Lifeline wireless lanyard system partners with the onboard kill switch. Until the motor is turned off, both systems will work in harmony providing you and/or your passengers with effective and proven MOB protection. How it Works: Virtual Lifeline wireless lanyard system provides protection for everyone on board. Each person (pets too!) wears a small, durable, reusable sensor. Upon submersion, the sensor immediately activates- sending a signal to the onboard control module, which sounds an alarm and shuts off the motor. It’s that simple! Virtual Lifeline wireless lanyard system comes with one sensor but additional sensors can be ordered separately. There is no limit to the amount of sensors that can be used per system. The average life of each sensor is 3-4 years before the sealed battery requires replacement.
USCG Propeller Injury Avoidance
Read what the USCG has to say about propeller injury avoidance in this insightful brochure on where the marine industry is headed (PDF 884K). Link
CO Poisoning Avoidance
Read what the USCG has to say about carbon monoxide poisoning avoidance in these insightful brochures.
USCG CO brochure on CO prevention and avoidance. (PDF 108K) Link
USCG circular on CO. (PDF 624K) Link
Important information everyone needs on the industry focus on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Avoidance. Link
Coast Guard Advisory to Recreational Boaters on Carbon Monoxide Hazard Caused by Generator Exhaust. Link
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