All EPIRB articles

  • Ocean Signal beacon

    Compact EPIRB built for quick response


    A new Emergency Position Indicating Rescue Beacon (EPIRB) features a 30% reduction in size compared to other EPIRBs and a 10-year battery life.

  • Phil Evans, Business Line Manager for Telecoms at TÜV SÜD

    Testing emergency beacons


    Phil Evans, Business Line Manager for Telecoms at TÜV SÜD, a global product testing and certification organisation gives an insight into the world of SAR beacon testing.

  • McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS marketing material

    AIS EPIRB collects electronics award


    France’s Orolia Maritime is celebrating after its McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB won Product of Excellence in the Safety Category at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Awards 2018.

  • Ocean Signal ATA100 is the only Class A AIS transponder rated to IPX7

    AIS transponders for collision avoidance


    Ocean Signal highlighted its new ATA100 Class A and ATB1 Class B AIS transponders when it joined forces with fellow exhibitor ACR Electronics at this year’s SMM.

  • ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal distress beacons have been significantly enhanced by the next-generation MEOSAR system

    Enhanced life-saving equipment on show at Seawork


    ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal will be promoting the enhanced benefits of their leading range of EPIRBs and PLBs enabled by a next generation satellite system.

  • The E101V features a dedicated float-free housing with improved hydrostatic release unit



    Safety equipment manufacturer Ocean Signal introduced the E101V float-free EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory capsule at Seawork International this year.

  • The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro EPIRBs will be the world’s first distress beacons that can support each of the four frequencies used in the search and rescue process

    First four frequency EPIRBS launched


    SMM is always a hotbed for marine safety and survival launches, and one of the highlights this year has to be McMurdo’s announcement of a new family of EPIRBs that will accelerate the search and rescue process by combining multiple frequencies into a single EPIRB product.

  • EPIRBs supplied by Sartech are guaranteed for up to 10 years.

    10 Year Cover for EPIRBs


    Surrey UK-based Sartech Engineering, specialists in the supply of EPIRBs and other emergency equipment, make the tempting offer of extending the warranty up to 10 years for equipment supplied directly by themselves.