Easy to use. No subscription.

With no subscription costs and an affordable one-off purchase price, our SOS beacons are a great value for money option to address a life-of-death situation. Our Search & Rescue Transponders (SARTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) are ideal for zoning in on particular vessels, however, Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) are the most flexible option as they can be used on land or at sea and don't have to be assigned to a specific boat.

Our SOS beacons all come with global coverage, offering peace of mind that wherever you are in the world, your distress call will be heard. They are dust-tight, waterproof up to depths of 5 metres, and some are small enough to be attached to a life jacket. Our Ocean Signal beacons will transmit your location to search and rescue operators for up to 48 hours, while our ACR ResQlink 400 PLB will guide rescuers to within 100m of your location. So, whichever device you take to the open waters, you know you are reliably and consistently tracked if an emergency takes place.

SOS Beacon Key Differences

  PLB EPIRB SART AIS
Transmits Via Satellite Satellite Radar AIS
Transmits To Emergency Services Emergency Services

X Band Radar equipped

Vessels in vicinity

AIS equipped

Vessels in vicinity

Ongoing Subscription No No No No
Maritime Use Yes Yes Yes Yes
Land Use Yes No No No

SOS Beacon Brands

EPIRBs

Although a PLB can be used at sea it is preferable to carry an EPIRB because, when you register your EPIRB, you will be required to enter vessel details. This will give authorities more information on your situation if you do activate the beacon. Automatic models have a higher price but will activate on their own upon submersion in water, while the manual models require the user to activate.

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PLBs

For land usage, a PLB is the best option available as you do not have to register with vessel details. McMurdo Fast Find Ranger is a great option, a low-cost device with no unnecessary marine features. For use on land or at sea, consider a maritime PLB such as ResQLink or AquaLink which have additional safety features such as buoyancy and being watertight for up to an hour at a depth of 5 metres.

SARTs

SART Transponders transmit your location to vessels in the vicinity with X Band radar. Your location will show on their radar system with specific symbols to alert them you are in an SOS situation and require assistance.

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MOB

AIS Man Overboard (MOB) devices are designed for use by individual crew members or passengers to activate in case of emergency. These small and lightweight beacons can be attached to a lifejacket. Once activated the beacon will transmit your location to any vessels in the area with AIS equipment on board informing them you require assistance.

SOS Emergency Beacons & EPIRBs

Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1

Regular price 450000 450000 £225.00 £225.00 (Inc. VAT) £225.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo FastFind 220 PLB

Regular price 422000 422000 £211.00 £211.00 (Inc. VAT) £211.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo FastFind Ranger PLB

Regular price 448000 448000 £224.00 £224.00 (Inc. VAT) £224.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 (Cat2)

Regular price 794000 794000 £397.00 £397.00 (Inc. VAT) £397.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR GlobalFix V4 Cat 1...

Regular price 900000 900000 £450.00 £450.00 (Inc. VAT) £450.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1

Regular price 478000 478000 £239.00 £239.00 (Inc. VAT) £239.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo ReturnLink PLB

Regular price 530000 530000 £265.00 £265.00 (Inc. VAT) £265.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR GlobalFix V4 Cat 2...

Regular price 702000 702000 £351.00 £351.00 (Inc. VAT) £351.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR ResQlink View PLB

Regular price 564000 564000 £282.00 £282.00 (Inc. VAT) £282.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Ocean Signal EDF1 LED Electronic...

Regular price 180000 180000 £90.00 £90.00 (Inc. VAT) £90.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Odeo Distress Flare

Regular price 130000 130000 £65.00 £65.00 (Inc. VAT) £65.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR ResQlink 400 PLB

Regular price 478000 478000 £239.00 £239.00 (Inc. VAT) £239.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Odeo MK3 LED Flare

Regular price 135000 135000 £67.50 £67.50 (Inc. VAT) £67.50 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR AISLink Personal Man Overboard...

Regular price 388000 388000 £194.00 £194.00 (Inc. VAT) £194.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR ResQlink View ReturnLink PLB

Regular price 594000 594000 £297.00 £297.00 (Inc. VAT) £297.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo G8 SmartFind AIS EPIRB...

Regular price 1124000 1124000 £562.00 £562.00 (Inc. VAT) £562.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo G8 SmartFind AIS EPIRB...

Regular price 1542000 1542000 £771.00 £771.00 (Inc. VAT) £771.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR ResQlink 410 ReturnLink PLB

Regular price 508000 508000 £254.00 £254.00 (Inc. VAT) £254.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR Firefly Pro Waterbug Emergency...

Regular price 162000 162000 £81.00 £81.00 (Inc. VAT) £81.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR RCL-85 LED Searchlight (Black)

Regular price 900000 900000 £450.00 £450.00 (Inc. VAT) £450.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR RapidDitch Express Bag

Regular price 110000 110000 £55.00 £55.00 (Inc. VAT) £55.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR RapidDitch Bag

Regular price 135000 135000 £67.50 £67.50 (Inc. VAT) £67.50 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR GlobalFix V4 EPIRB Battery...

Regular price 236000 236000 £118.00 £118.00 (Inc. VAT) £118.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo G8 SmartFind EPIRB (Automatic...

Regular price 1388000 1388000 £694.00 £694.00 (Inc. VAT) £694.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR OLAS Integrate Float-On Light

Regular price 283340 283340 £141.67 £141.67 (Inc. VAT) £141.67 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR ResQLink View PLB with...

Regular price 594000 594000 £297.00 £297.00 (Inc. VAT) £297.00 (Ex. VAT)
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ACR ResQlink 400 PLB with...

Regular price 500000 500000 £250.00 £250.00 (Inc. VAT) £250.00 (Ex. VAT)
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McMurdo G8 SmartFind EPIRB (Manual...

Regular price 1012000 1012000 £506.00 £506.00 (Inc. VAT) £506.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Ocean Signal ATB1 AIS Transceiver

Regular price 1265000 1265000 £632.50 £632.50 (Inc. VAT) £632.50 (Ex. VAT)
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Ocean Signal SafeSea S100 SART...

Regular price 870000 870000 £435.00 £435.00 (Inc. VAT) £435.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Our SOS beacons are designed to be the last resort when an emergency strikes.

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