The SafeSea EPIRBs operate in the 406MHz satellite band. This is constantly monitored by Cospas-Sarsat, the international search and rescue satellite operator, who ensuring a rapid response when a signal is received, no matter where it is in the world.
All models are fitted with a 121.5MHz homing beacon used by rescue services for close-in location of vessels in distress. In addition all models are fitted with a high brightness LED strobe light for additional impact, especially at night.
All models can be fitted within an Automatic Release Housing (commonly referred to as ‘float free’).
Two optional housings for the SafeSea EPIRB are available. Both are manufactured in a durable and highly UV stable plastic and provide excellent protection of the unit until it is required.
The EPIRB can be easily removed from either housing.
- MRH100 manual release housing
- ARH100 automatic release housing, containing a hydrostatic release mechanism which automatically deploys the EPIRB if the vessel is sinking
Note: IMO regulations require an automatic release housing to be provided for mandatory fitted EPIRB’s.