Coast Guard to hold open house in Bandon, Oregon to demonstrate new MRASS

Coast Guard to hold open house in Bandon, Oregon to demonstrate new MRASS
BANDON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a public information open house regarding the Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal, Thursday, Feb. 20, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at “The Barn” Conference and Community Center. The MRASS will be available for live demonstration and for the community to ask questions to gain information about how the equipment operates. This...

Coast Guard completes installation of Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signals

Coast Guard completes installation of Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signals
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has completed the installation of Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal (MRASS) devices at 82 lighthouses across the Northeast. The Coast Guard began updating the sound signal devices in 2015 and will complete the final two installations this spring. The purpose of the modernization was to replace the less reliable and less efficient VM-100 fog detectors with a Coast Guard-designed,...