In 2011, a new offshore sailing event was created: the Rolex Volcano Race. This 400-nautical mile offshore race for monohull Maxi yachts forms part of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week May 19-25, 2012 and BriarTek was there. This two-legged race starts in Gaeta, just north of Naples and, following an overnight stopover in Capri, takes the fleet around two magnificent archipelagos in the central and southern Tyrrhenian Sea – the Pontine Islands and the Aeolian Islands, including the active volcano of Stromboli – before returning to Capri.
The crew of the Sari Timur wrote recently about the life-saving equipment they always have with them. BriarTek's ORCAdsc is something they don't leave home without... Read the article from Nautique (PDF)
Tampa Harbor Pilots Trust BriarTek
Tampa Bay Harbor Pilots rely on BriarTek equipment on all of their boats to keep their pilots safe especially during pilot transfers at sea in hazardous conditions. Below is a video from TBO.com that profiles these professionals.
Another Sailor Saved
Below is a recent video of a sailor recovered after falling from USS Nimitz. The sailor was easily found because the U.S. Navy utilizes the ORCA Man Overboard Alarm.
Army Vessels Deploy with New Life-Saving Technology
BriarTek ORCA: Protecting Our Soldiers at Sea
Alexandria, Va., April 7, 2011 – The U.S. Army has chosen BriarTek to provide the ORCA® Man Overboard Indicator
(MOBI) system for sailors aboard its Large Tug (LT) MG Winfield Scottand Logistics Support Vessel (LSV) MG Robert Smalls. The vessels are the first in the U.S. Army fleet to be outfitted with the life-saving alert system. ORCA® systems deployed aboard the Winfield Scott and Robert Smalls are fully interoperable with the thousands of ORCA® units already installed across the U.S. Navy fleet, providing for swift and efficient rescue operations at sea.