Press release -
Ocean Signal Extends Range of EPIRBs to Offer Regulation Compliance for Leisure and Commercial Users in Australia
The new float-free SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro and rescueME EPIRB1 Class 2 units are compact and easy-to-use GPS solutions that meet current beacon mandates
Safety specialist Ocean Signal is highlighting its extended range of EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) for leisure boat owners and commercial operators looking to enhance safety and meet Australian standards this season.
EPIRBs ensure maximum chance of survival in an emergency when installed on the vessel, communicating the location of a survivor to search and rescue services via the 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat satellite system when activated.
As the world’s most compact EPIRB, the Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 is the ideal solution for anyone who needs to equip their boat or Personal Water Craft (PWC) with an affordable Class 3-Approved EPIRB. The 406 MHz beacon, which features a ground-breaking 30% reduction in size compared to other EPIRBs and a huge 10-year battery life, ensures compliance with The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) regulation stipulating that vessels operating beyond smooth and partially smooth waters must carry an approved EPIRB when more than two nautical miles from land.
For commercial users and some leisure owners who want a float-free solution, Ocean Signal has developed the market’s most compact Category 1 (auto-deploy) EPIRB – the SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro. The beacon complies with IMO regulations that require an automatic release housing to be provided for mandatory fitted EPIRBs and also meets the AMSA legislated standards that will require certain types of commercial vessels – including trawlers – to carry float-free EPIRBs from 1 January 2021.
The SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro is designed to release automatically from the Auto Deploy Bracket once submerged in water and float free from a sinking vessel. When floating on the surface, the EPIRB will automatically activate and will then transmit the boat’s distress message to alert rescue authorities.
All owners of Ocean Signal EPIRBs and PLBs who activate their beacons in an emergency receive a free replacement beacon as part of the company’s Survivor Club program.
For more information EPIRBs and further products from Ocean Signal, please visit the website at www.oceansignal.com.
Note for editors
Please see Australia EPIRB guide under 'Related Material'
For further information, please contact:
Ocean Signal / ACR Electronics
Tel: +1 954 862 2115
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
About Ocean Signal
Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal™ is dedicated to providing the technology and quality of product that will set industry standards. Careful design and innovation provide commercial shipping, fishing and recreational users the confidence that their Ocean Signal equipment will work to, and beyond, their expectations when it is needed most. Ocean Signal’s rescueME and SafeSea ranges of products provide mariners with simple to use, compact and affordable life-saving solutions. Ocean Signal products are trusted by high-profile sailors, rowers and powerboat racing teams.