Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island
Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...
Kannad Marine will launch the SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) at the Miami International Boat Show in conjunction with new US Distributor, Survitec Survival Products Inc., Booth No.1642.The SafeLink R10 SRS is a world-first personal AIS (Automatic Identification System) device, designed to be worn by individuals and activated to assist with recovery in a man overboard situation.Worn on a lifejacket and activated by simply sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to deploy the antenna, this unique product sends structured alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within (approximately) a four mile radius. The accuracy of data is guaranteed thanks to the unique inbuilt high precision GPS receiver which updates every 60 seconds. With precise location, bearing and range data given, fellow crew members or nearby sailors’ AIS enabled receivers have all the information they need to locate the position of the man overboard and effect a speedy recovery, greatly increasing chances of rescue.
The R10 SRS can also be professionally fitted to a lifejacket so that it automatically activates whenever the lifejacket is inflated. A flashing LED light aids location at night. The R10 SRS is guaranteed to transmit continuously for 24 hours and has a seven year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS, and is waterproof to 5 metres.
With dimensions of 0.5” x 1.8” x 4.7” and weighing in at just 4.23 oz, this compact and lightweight search and rescue locating device is the must-have personal device for all safety-conscious sailors.
The SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System is supplied with attachment clips and lanyard, it will be available from Q2 2011 with a retail price of 349US$ plus TAX, £199 plus VAT, â‚¬225 plus TAX.
This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
More details on this device over at Panbo!
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