Reliability, Performance, Compliance

Manoverboard Mk8

Manoverboard Mk8

The Pains Wessex Manoverboard MK8 Lifebuoy Marker is normally mounted on a Ships Bridgewing attached to a 4 kg Lifebuoy. It is automatically or manually deployed to mark the position of a person in the water by day or night. Featuring a self-activated lighting system which exceeds SOLAS requirements for 2 candela light output and 2 hours duration, plus providing 15 minutes of dense orange smoke. Ships are required to fit at least two markers.

Order Codes:

  • 53775

SOLAS Approved Product

Product Datasheet
pdf Datasheet - 9537750 - Manoverboard Mk8(PDF715.6 KB)
Height 453 mm (17.8 inches)
Diameter 275 mm (10.8 inches)
Weight 4.7 Kg
Weight Including Bracket 6.7 Kg
Temp Op Min 1 C (33.8 °F)
Temp Op Max 30 C (86.0 °F)
Temp Store Min -30 °C
Temp Store Max +65 °C
Light Intensity 2 candela
Lamps Bulbs 2x2 . 4V 1.2A
Flare Color Orange
Use With Lifebuoy Weighing 4.0 Kg
Attach To Lifebuoy With Line 4 m (13 feet)
When to Use

Used in an emergency to mark position of a man overboard by day or night. Deployed by attached 4 kg lifebuoy. Provides 15 minutes of dense orange smoke. Far exceeds SOLAS requirements of 2 hours at 2 candela for light output and duration. Safe to use on petrol or oil covered water. Lithium battery sealed for life - no annual replacement. Automatic or manual deployment. Universal stainless steel mounting bracket. Tested to survive a 60m drop into water (SOLAS 30m). Ideal for use on ships or rigs with high freeboard.

Storage Requirements

Store upright in mounting bracket in original packaging.


Hazardous item, dispose of responsibly through approved channels in accordance with local regulations.

Type Fibreboard Box
Maximum Quantity Per Pack 2
Pack Dimensions 41 x 26 x 49 cm
Estimate Gross Weight 14.4 Kg
Estimate Net Weight 13.4 Kg
Net Explosive Content Per Pack 3.44 Kg
Hazard Class 1.4S
UN Number UN0507: Signals, smoke
Transport Method Road, Sea or Air