Especially small PLB (Personal Locator Beacon)-EPIRB. Fits into one hand and in every pocket. Worldwide alarm in case of an emergency by the COSPAS/SARSAT system (with pole circulating satellites).
- Integrated GPS/GALILEO receiver.
- Water-proof, buoyant, yellow polycarbonate case.
- Strong LED and infrared flash.
- Transmitting for more than 24 hours.
- Transmission power: 5 W.
- Lithium battery with 5 years replacement cycle (no hazardous good).
- With self test functions.
Comes with multi-function clips which can be used in conjunction with the beacon, providing numerous wear-ability options (life vest, backpack, jacket...) that address a variety of usage applications.
The PLB must be registered before putting it to use. We are able to have it programmed before shipping, if your ship has a MMSI number and the PLB wil only be used on board of this single ship. For this service a fee is charged. Please advise us of the name and MMSI number of your ship (ship-related).
If you use the unit person-related, you must register it yourself free of charge. This registration is done by you after receipt of the PLB, through the British Coast Guard, either online or with the accompanying form.
EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Beacon) allow the alarm and location of an accident at sea to be broadcast to the worldwide GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System). After activation in case of a emergency at sea they alarm the worldwide COSPAS/SARSAT satellite system over the 406 MHz frequency and send the MMSI number and precise position to other ships, which the GPS sensor has determined. This emergency message is received by a ground station and forwarded to a sea rescue service station in charge of that area, the rescue started and coordinated. Alarmed rescue planes and ships are also directed to the accident by a 121.5 MHz VHF homing signal. Additionally floatable EPIRBs emit a LED flash signal.