Electronic SOS Beacon Lights
Visual contact in an MOB situation can be quickly lost with darkness and wave action. Weems & Plath has an electronic flare with its SOS Distress Light, Model C-1001 ($100). Operating on three C-cell alkaline batteries, it flashes a bright strobe light in a coded sequence messaging "SOS" in internationally recognized Morse code that can be seen up to 10 nautical miles away. This waterproof, buoyant MOB strobe light floats and marks the spot where the MOB incident occurred. The MOB Distress Light is completely electronic and nonpyrotechnic.