SOS Distress Light Saves Fishermen’s Lives in Gulf of Mexico

On Jan 5, 2017, Michael (31 year Army veteran) and a buddy with limited boat-handling experience departed Mobile, Alabama on an offshore overnight tuna fishing trip. The crew of two aboard a World Cat, a 25-foot center console power cat, departed in the early morning from the Fort Morgan boat ramp intending to return Jan […]

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Canadian Safe Boating Council Honors the Sirius Signal-Weems “SOS Distress Light” with Safeguarding the Environment Award

January 12, 2017, Annapolis, MD — Weems & Plath, the leading manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, is pleased to announce that the Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Canadian Safe Boating Council’s “Safeguarding the Environment” award. This prestigious award recognizes a company who has introduced to Canada […]

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“SOS Distress Light” To Receive The “Safeguarding The Environment” Award From The Canadian Safe Boating Council

Sirius Signal “SOS Distress Light” To Receive The “Safeguarding The Environment” Award From The Canadian Safe Boating Council January 12, 2017, Annapolis, MD — Weems & Plath, the leading manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, is pleased to announce that the Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Canadian […]

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Sirius Signal’s “SOS Distress Light” Receives Innovation Award At Miami Boat Show

The “SOS Distress Light” Receives Innovation Award At Miami Boat Show February 26, 2016, Annapolis, MD — Weems & Plath announces receipt of the prestigious Innovation Award recognizing excellence in Consumer Safety Equipment from the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA) and the Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. […]

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The Real Cost of Improper Flare Disposal

Do you know that 30 million flares will expire in the next 3 years? Do you know that, of these 30 million flares, only 9% are disposed of properly, with the rest being illegally set off, thrown in household garbage or even tossed directly into the very waters on which we boat (research provided by […]

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How Flares Contaminate Ground Water with Perchlorate

The improper disposal of flares contaminates groundwater with a toxic chemical called perchlorate. When people are exposed to high levels of perchlorate, the chemical can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb iodine and therefore has a negative impact on thyroid function. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate a person’s metabolism including heart rate, […]

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