Distress Beacons

Emergency transmitters are part of the safety equipment of seagoing ships and yachts and are also becoming increasingly popular in coastal navigation. Smaller devices, lower prices and special MOB solutions have made PLBs and EPIRBs more attractive for coastal sailing. Small AIS/DSC emergency transmitters locate the position of a person gone overboard via GPS. These small beacons can be integrated into the life jacket or worn on a belt or in the pouch. A SART radar transponder or AIS-SART is mandatory on ships with carriage requirements. SART transponders are … Read more
Emergency transmitters are part of the safety equipment of seagoing ships and yachts and are also becoming increasingly popular in coastal navigation. Smaller devices, lower prices and special MOB... read more »
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Distress Beacons
Emergency transmitters are part of the safety equipment of seagoing ships and yachts and are also becoming increasingly popular in coastal navigation. Smaller devices, lower prices and special MOB solutions have made PLBs and EPIRBs more attractive for coastal sailing. Small AIS/DSC emergency transmitters locate the position of a person gone overboard via GPS. These small beacons can be integrated into the life jacket or worn on a belt or in the pouch. A SART radar transponder or AIS-SART is mandatory on ships with carriage requirements. SART transponders are …

… special radar responders or RACONS which enable detection of distressed vessels using radar target tracking. The EPIRB, on the other hand, is a type of emergency locator radio beacon for boats. When activated in distress, it begins transmitting a continuous worldwide radio signal. Smaller emergency transmitters for sailors, canoeists and sports enthusiasts, optimised for personal use on land or in coastal waters, are generally known as PLBs (personal locator beacons).

… special radar responders or RACONS which enable detection of distressed vessels using radar target tracking. The EPIRB, on the other hand, is a type of emergency locator radio beacon for boats. When activated in distress, it begins transmitting a continuous worldwide radio signal. Smaller emergency transmitters for sailors, canoeists and sports enthusiasts, optimised for personal use on land or in coastal waters, are generally known as PLBs (personal locator beacons).