AEP River Operations installs ORCA man overboard alarms fleet-wide
According to the United States Coast Guard, the largest number of fatalities on workboats in the United States is from falls overboard. Most of these accidents occur when it’s dark and are un-witnessed. Two factors contributed more than any other in the successful rescue of a person who has fallen overboard: a personal flotation device and a way to be found.
BriarTek is pleased to announce that AEP River Operations is installing ORCA Man Overboard Alarms fleet-wide to help with this growing concern.
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Another Sailor Saved
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