Ocean Signal EPIRB1 rescueME automatically activates when immersed in water sending your GPS location to emergency services wherever you are in the world.
Providing peace of mind for those at sea the rescueME EPIRB1 has an excellent 10 year battery life and transmits location for up to 48 hours once activated.
Cat 2 EPIRBs require manual deployment to be activated in the event of a vessel sinking.
Ocean Signal EPIRB1 Key Features:
Category 2 beacons such as the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 require manual deployment for activation in the event of a vessel sinking. Simply release this EPIRB1 from the bracket on your vessel, extend the antenna and press the ON put. This EPIRB will also activate when immersed in water (not available in Australia and New Zealand)
Upon initiation of a distress call, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 built-in GPS will fix your position to within a few meters and then utilizes a powerful 406 MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. When triggered, the EPIRB1 broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. This is typically within 5 minutes, but can be up to 45 minutes depending on satellite coverage.
An additional feature is the 121.5 MHz secondary homing transmitter which means that once Search and Rescue teams have been deployed, they are able to home in on your exact location.
EPIRBs have been proven, tried and tested in some of the world's most remote locations and treacherous conditions. Even in extreme conditions and situations, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 activates easily.
Unlike most satellite enabled notification devices, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 requires no monthly or annual subscription, making it one of the most cost effective GPS enabled emergency beacons available for long term use. The EPIRB1 does not rely on commercial call centres, meaning your request for help is received directly by Search and Rescue authorities.
This Ocean Signal EPIRB1 features two high brightness strobes to increase visibility in low light conditions.
Operation and Battery Life
Once an emergency request has been initiated, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 offers a minimum 48hr continuous operation and a 10-year battery storage life. The battery must also be replaced if the EPIRB has been activated.
Programming your Ocean Signal EPIRB1
All PLB’s and EPIRBs sold by GTC are pre-programmed with the UK country code. Whilst they will function anywhere around the world, the initial point of contact during an emergency situation would be the UK Search & Rescue authorities with whom the device would be registered. Please contact us if you wish to have your EPIRB shipped with configuration for use in a country other than UK.
This EPIRB should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search & Rescue services. Deliberate misuse of the device could result in a penalty.
Registering your Ocean Signal EPIRB is required by law in most countries. Registering is very important because should your beacon ever be activated, it is how Search and Rescue Teams will know who you are, and contacts provided may be able to supply information about your specific travel plans. In the absence of this information, it may take longer for a search-and-rescue operation to begin.
Once you have received your programmed EPIRB, the owner is required to register their PLB with the Cospas Sarsat website to add their device to the International Beacon Registration Database (IBRD). To register your device, you must provide your unique Beacon HEX ID number, which can be found on your EPIRB and box. Use the links below to register your device:
Country Registration: https://406registration.com/
UK customers can register at the link above, or register directly with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency: https://forms.dft.gov.uk/mca-sar-epirb/