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.
The SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro operates on the three Cospas-Sarsat satellite systems including the new MEOSAR, ensuring they will offer the near instantaneous signal detection and transmission enabled by the global MEOSAR satellites and upgraded ground-station components.
Using the next-gen network, anyone activating an EPIRB1 Pro can expect their beacon to be located within 100 meters (328 feet), 95% of the time, within 5 minutes of the distress signal. The new EPIRB1 Pro incorporates a state-of-the-art 66 channel GPS receiver for faster location and improved accuracy.
- the designated 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat satellite system with position provided by an integrated GPS receiver;
- a 121.5MHz homing beacon;
- a high brightness LED strobe light to maximize 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 10 meters, the Ocean Signal EPIRB will transmit for 48 hours to keep rescue services updated for longer.