UK-based International Safety Products (ISP) is targeting the leisure maritime market after boosting its portfolio with the world’s smallest EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon).
The Merseyside firm, which is one of the largest manufacturers of marine inflatable lifejackets, is now supplying the rescueME EPIRB1, made by Margate-based maritime communication specialist, Ocean Signal.
The life-saving aid is used to raise emergency rescue missions and also in pinpointing the location of the user at sea.
Geoff Billington, commercial director at ISP said, “The rescueME EPIRB1 enhances the chance of survival by providing three clear methods to locate the user with speed and accuracy.
“Firstly it provides a link via satellite to the emergency services. This happens when the device is activated. It transmits the user’s position and unique ID to a rescue coordination centre. This information is then forwarded to the relevant local search and rescue services.
“Secondly it transmits a homing signal at a special frequency (121.5MHz) to assist search and rescue teams. This is received by equipment fitted to both sea and airborne rescue craft. Thirdly, it houses two high-intensity strobes maximising visibility in low light conditions."
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