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Ocean Signal: Leaders Of Drew Marine Companies Remind Mariners Around The World To ‘Wear It’

Press Release   •   May 20, 2016 14:48 BST

Pictured from left to right: Gerry Angeli, President and General Manager of ACR Electronics, Len Gelosa, President and CEO of Drew Marine, Alan Wrigley, Managing Director Ocean Signal and Ngoc Hoang, President NAL Research

Global leader in technical solutions and services for the maritime, defense and aviation industries Drew Marine, parent company to ACR Electronics, Ocean Signal and NAL Research, is urging the commercial and recreational maritime communities to wear their life jackets as part of the National Safe Boating Council’s ‘Ready, Set, Wear It!’ campaign.

Boating safety professionals, the boating community and the media are invited to take part in the sixth-annual event on Saturday, May 21 when participants in cities around the world will gather to set a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated.

Drew Marine’s leaders – Gerry Angeli, President and General Manager of ACR Electronics; Len Gelosa, President and CEO of Drew Marine; Alan Wrigley, Managing Director Ocean Signal; Ngoc Hoang, President NAL Research – teamed up at ACR Electronics’ international headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to send the message.

The goal of the National Safe Boating Council initiative is to promote the comfortable and versatile options when it comes to life jackets and to educate the public about life jackets and safe boating in general, as well as to set another world record and surpass 2015’s 10,917 participants from 11 countries.

Throughout the year, the North American Safe Boating Campaign (Wear It!) focuses on the goal of educating the public about safe boating and life jacket use, and relies on events like “Ready, Set, Wear It!” and National Safe Boating Week, from May 21st to 27th, to bring more awareness to this life-saving cause.

For more information about the National Safe Boating Council's 'Ready, Set, Wear It' day, go to www.readysetwearit.com/about. For more information about Ocean Signal’s range of safety products, please visit www.oceansignal.com.

About Ocean Signal

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal™ is dedicated to providing the technology and quality of product that will set industry standards.

Ocean Signal’s rescueME range of products, which includes the rescueME PLB1, the rescueME MOB1, the rescueME EPIRB1, the rescueME EDF1 electronic distress flare and AIS Alarm Box, and SafeSea range of GMDSS products, including the E100 and E100G EPIRB, S100 SART and V100 handheld VHF radio, as well as the M100 and M100X professional MSLD, provide both recreational and commercial mariners with simple to use, compact and affordable life-saving solutions. All products are engineered by a highly experienced team of marine electronics professionals.

Ocean Signal products are trusted by high-profile sailors, rowers and powerboat racing teams. By providing vital safety and communication devices, the company has sponsored the 16-man crew of Triton with rescueME MOB1s in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, record-breaking sailor Andrea Mura in the single-handed OSTAR race, Mini Transat 2015 solo sailor Lizzy Foreman, Atlantic rowing duo Ocean Valour and Venture Cup offshore powerboat race team Cinzano.

Safety and communication products from Ocean Signal offer exceptional value, meeting or exceeding international technical and safety standards. Careful design and innovation provides commercial shipping, fishing and recreational users the confidence that their Ocean Signal equipment will work to, and beyond, their expectations when it is needed most.

For further information on the full range of products available from Ocean Signal, please go to www.oceansignal.com.

For further information, please contact:

James Hewitt
Ocean Signal
Tel: +44 (0)1843 282930
E-mail: james.hewitt@oceansignal.com
www.oceansignal.com