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Monday, June 15, 2020 

Ocean Signal's compact Category 1 (auto-deploy) Emergency Position Indicating Rescue Beacon the SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro - has added FCC authorisation to its previous approvals so is now available for sale and use in the US.

The EPIRB1 Pro is 30% smaller in size compared to other EPIRBs, and has a  10-year battery life and affordable cost. It complies with IMO regulations that require an automatic release housing to be provided for mandatory fitted EPIRBs. The SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro is designed to release automatically from the Category 1 Auto Deploy Bracket once submerged in water and float free from a sinking vessel. When floating on the surface, it will then transmit the boat’s distress message to alert rescue authorities.

James Hewitt, MD Ocean Signal, said: “Ocean Signal has a heritage of launching the world’s smallest maritime safety products into the market, so we are excited to continue that heritage on to IMO vessels required to have a float-free EPIRB. With a competitive price and the latest in EPIRB technology packaged inside the world’s smallest float-free EPIRB, it’s the perfect solution for both recreational and commercial vessels who are looking for the peace of mind of a safer journey, whether it is required or to simply improve on-board safety.”

The Ocean Signal SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro communicates the location of survivors to search and rescue services in three ways – the designated 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat satellite system with position provided by an integrated GPS receiver, a 121.5MHz homing beacon, plus a high brightness LED strobe light to maximise visibility in low light conditions. Once activated, the SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro transmits the position and user’s unique ID to a Rescue Coordination Centre via satellite link for transfer to the relevant local search and rescue services.

Operating within a temperature range of -20oC and +55oC and waterproof up to 10m, the Ocean Signal EPIRB will transmit for 48 hours.

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