Pains Wessex is launching its new compact Manoverboard at major commercial shipping exhibition, SMM Germany.

The innovative compact Manoverboard (MOB) Mark 9 has a host of benefits, including a drop height of more than 60 metres, double the height required by SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) regulations, which makes it suitable for use on oil and gas rigs.

The next generation SOLAS-approved MOB that is being unveiled at the Hamburg event from 4-7 September on Drew Marine Signal and Safety’s stand 701 in hall B1 OG has a host of other advantages and is:

•  Smaller – at 375mm

•  Lighter – 3.8kg, including the bracket

•  Easier to install – just ‘fit and forget’

•  Safe to use on oil-covered water

•   Mountable to 60metres

•  Simple to replace individual LED bulbs

The individual LED light pods allow for quick installation and testing and a new retaining clip prevents accidental deployment in rough seas.

The new compact Manoverboard’s single-piece stainless steel bracket means it fits existing installations.