The MOBI is a three-part system: a transmitter on the float coat
, a receiver in the pilot house and a directional finder on the rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB).
An individual transmitter, small enough to fit in a specially designed pocket on the float coat
, is water-activated within three to five seconds after full submersion.
After looking over the FR 1-04 PMS hull-to-MIP listing, I have noticed several boats using the incorrect MIP for the Sterns MK 1 float coat
. AEL 2-330013101 (submarine life preservers) authorizes only the new Sterns MK 1 float coat
for submarine use.
If you have to put on a jacket because of weather conditions, put on a "float coat
." If you are racing and need to move around the fore deck quickly, try some of the new inflatable PFDs.
PHOTO : Float coat
offers best hypothermia protection
It is hard to find small pieces of FOD at night, but larger items were periodically discovered: several wrenches, CO2 cartridges and an entire float coat
I grabbed my cranial and float coat
and headed to the flight deck.
You may not recognize them in a float coat
and cranial or their green jersey, but stitched on to the back of their required uniform for a RAS are the words that identify them - 'S-8, Muscle of Supply.'
We like RuffWear's K-9 Float Coat
(888-783-3932 or ruffwear.com) and Outward Hound's Pet Saver Lifejacket (800-477-5735 or kyjen.com).
Would-be rescuers found the football, along with the float coat
and smoke float shipmates had thrown him, but there was no sign of the missing PO3.
During night operations on the flight deck of Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Airmen Frank Fuentesriccardi and Antwan Booker of the air department's aviation fuels division recognized a light flashing on the water as a strobe from a float coat
which all flight deck workers are required to wear.
AEL 2-330013101 was recently updated to reflect the addition of the new Sterns MK 1 float coat
and the new Sterns inherently buoyant life preserver.