Ocean Signal’s new fully-featured EPIRBs are approved and available to the market in the UK and throughout Europe.
Combining the power of the latest safety technologies, the next generation Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB3 and SafeSea EPIRB3 Pro beacons are now shipping to Ocean Signal’s network of dealers and distributors across Europe.
The beacons significantly increase the speed of location and aid, enhancing the chance of rescue in an emergency for recreational and commercial users, whether cruising, fishing, working or sailing offshore.
The EPIRBs feature integrated AIS (Automatic Identification System), NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for use with the free Ocean Signal mobile app, and compatibility with Return Link Service (RLS) alerting. The slim, lightweight beacons, with 10-year battery life, also include GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning, 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat distress signal with MEOSAR compatibility and 121.5 MHz local homing signal.
The EPIRB3 is available with a Category II manual release bracket. The EPIRB3 Pro comes with the Category I auto release, float-free bracket providing full IMO regulatory compliance for SOLAS vessels.
Carried by a vessel, an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is traditionally activated in a life-threatening event, such as sinking, medical emergencies, collision and accidents, to transmit a 406 MHz distress signal via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system to contact global rescue services.
The SSPs (ex-VAT) of the new Ocean Signal EPIRBs are: rescueME EPIRB3 (Category II): £677.34; SafeSea EPIRB3 Pro (Category I): £804.54