In the latest endorsement for its innovative features and value to boaters, the rescueME MOB1 has been nominated for the 2015 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award.

A panel of expert judges voted for the Ocean Signal Man Overboard device to be included in a short list of nominees for the US magazine Ocean Navigator awards after looking at all the new and innovative products in the ever-evolving field of marine technology. The annual honour is awarded to the product which the panel believes has made the most significant addition to marine technology for voyaging sailors.

The MOB1 incorporates both AIS and DSC technologies within the most compact product on the market at 30% smaller than similar products. The easy-to-use device has been designed to integrate into a life jacket, ensuring the best chance of rapid rescue for an MOB in extreme conditions.

The rescueME MOB1 was also nominated for a DAME Design Award in the ‘lifesaving and safety equipment’ category at METS 2015 and was recognised in the Safety Category of the 2015 SAIL Magazine Pittman Innovation Awards

This year’s Chuck Husick Award judging panel comprised of Ben Ellison – marine electronics writer, editor and owner of Panbo.com; Roger Hellyar-Brooke – marine systems expert installer; John Kettlewell – marine author and editor; Wayne Canning – marine surveyor, writer and electronics installer; Lawrence Husick – Marine writer and boatowner; Paul Exner – marine writer, offshore voyaging instructor at Modern Geographic; John Lewis – marine writer and voyaging circumnavigator.

The judges decided that PredictWind was this year’s winner based on the voyaging-oriented weather information and weather routing capability the site provides to voyaging sailors always eager for the latest, most reliable weather data.

Former head of Chris-Craft and well-known marine journalist Chuck Husick had a universal interest in marine technology and was involved in everything from helping to develop marine communications standards like AIS via his work with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime (RTCM) to inventing a new type of raw water strainer fitting that is manufactured by Groco Marine and many things in between.

For more information about the rescueME MOB1, please go to www.oceansignal.com/products/mob1.