Man Overboard alarm system at Z pier

In March 2022, Westhaven Marina installed the Man Overboard Marina system at the commercial base at Z pier. This is a public space, where access to the piers is open.

Man overboard

Man Overboard Marina Alarm Systems PTY was born in Melbourne, in 2018. Created to save lives and fill a gap in the market where no system of its kind had been commercially available before a simple solution for marina owners/operators to mitigate risk should someone fall in the water from the dock or boat at berth. An alarm system that can be easily triggered if the person overboard is unable to retrieve themselves from the water. 

How it works

  • A person falls into the water and is able to get themselves back to the docks edge, right in front of them within easy reach is the Man Overboard Marina Alarm System, a pull on the marine grade rope will activate a local Dock Alarm.
  • The Dock Alarm emits a strobe light and siren. Alerting those in the immediate area and assisting to calm the victim knowing someone is aware of their plight.
  • Text messages, emails and an app notification are automatically sent out to up to 6 people that the marina has pre-programmed into their system, these could be Marina Management, staff, Liveaboards or security companies.
  • Monitoring then makes cascading phone calls to the marina contacts, if no one is able to investigate the alarm, monitoring will contact emergency services to request an investigation.