ORCA Man Overboard Alarm Systems In The News

BriarTek Products Featured in Last Ship TV Series on TNT

LastShipBriarTek gear is again being featured in popular media. Producers from The Last Ship, a post-apocalyptic television drama airing on TNT, wanted to make sure that scenes involving the US Navy were as authentic as possible. The producers insisted on including BriarTek’s ORCA man overboard gear, just as the Navy insists that every sailor on every ship wears this life-saving device.

The distinctive eight antennas of the ORCA Radio Direction Finder are clearly visible on the rear of the RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boats). Should a sailor go overboard, their ORCA Transmitter would send a signal letting the ship’s personnel know they are in the water. The Radio Direction finder would then be used in conjunction with the TX-103 Receiver (also installed in the RHIB) to pinpoint the man overboard’s exact location to facilitate rescue. 

BriarTek Part of New Navy RIB Design
RIBRecently, Ribcraft USA was awarded a new five-year contract with the US Navy to produce 7-meter rigid hull inflatable boats and BriarTek's lifesaving man overboard equipment was included in the requirements. BriarTek’s lifesaving safety equipment is installed on every U.S. Navy ship to help find people fast.

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LaGrone Joins BriarTek as Director of Business Development

DougLaGroneBriarTek, Inc., man overboard alarm and recovery systems manufacturers, has appointed Doug LaGrone Director of Business Development, focusing on clients primarily in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana and the greater gulf coast region.

BriarTek’s Cerberus Powers Amageza Rally Live Tracking


‘Amageza’ is the local South African (Xhosa) word for ‘crazy’ – and riders probably need to be a little crazy to participate in this grueling rally challenge that runs 1,875 miles (3,000 km) from Upington to Cape Town in South Africa. Limited to motorcycles, quads, and side by sides, the Amageza Rally is South Africa’s only multi-day, multi-stage rally, with a daily moving bivouac.

Netherlands’ Navy Equips Fleet with BriarTek Device
NetherlandsNavyAfter careful consideration and a real-life demonstration during Dynamic Monarch, BriarTek has been tapped to outfit the entire fleet of Dutch submarines with their industry-leading ORCA® TX-103SE Submarine Escape Beacon. The Netherlands are the second Navy, following the United Kingdom, to outfit their personnel with BriarTek's life-saving device.
BriarTek Device Utilized During NATO Sub Escape Exercise

Dynamic Monarch 2014Gdynia, Poland – Ships, submarines, and aircraft from 18 NATO and non-NATO nations participated in the most recent NATO submarine rescue exercise. This rescue exercise, that was called Dynamic Monarch, took place in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Poland from May 12-23. “This exercise takes place every three years to test international forces’ interoperability and ability to respond to submarines that have been disabled, anywhere in the world, utilizing the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) and emergency response procedures and equipment.”1

» Click to view photos from this year's exercise at the NATO Facebook page.

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