Personal and vessel safety beacons that were unveiled at Seawork have now been launched on the market.

RescueME EPIRB by Ocean SignalRescueME EPIRB by Ocean Signal

The EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) units have Return Link Service (RLS) and mobile connectivity, which ensures the beacon owner receives a notication to confirm when a distress message has been received by the international satellite system.

Owners can also connect to a smartphone app to check battery life and beacon diagnostics.

The beacons have GNSS (Clobal Navigation Satellilte System) positioning, 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat distress signal with MEOSAR compatibility and 121.5 MHz local homing signal.

The personal rescueME unit has an infrared strobe as well as its visible light for poor visibility scenarios and the vessel-carrying EPIRB is activitated in any life-threatening event, such as sinking, collision or even medical emergency.

The rescueME EPIRB2 and EPIRB2 Pro safety beacons were finallists in the Innovations Showcase at Seawork.

The Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB2 series has received Cospas-Sarsat approval, equipment authorisation from the US Federal Communications Commission, approval from the US Coast Guard and RED (Radio Equipment Directive) compliance.

SOLAS vessels that are now required to comply with the new AIS EPIRB carriage requirements mandated by the International Maritime Organization, the new Ocean Signal Category I SafeSea rescueME EPIRB3 Pro is available and fully approved worldwide.