US Coast Guard Focus on EPIRBs for Fishing Safety

Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, and by law all commercial fishing vessels operating more than three nautical miles from the coast are required to carry an EPIRB, whether offshore, on inland waters or the Great Lakes. According to the Coast Guard, the Mid-Atlantic region alone is home […]

Factors Driving Marine Safety Electronics Innovation Adoption

Innovation in maritime search and rescue beacon technology has been developing at an exponential rate, resulting in faster detection of digital cries for help, greater accuracy in pinpointing the exact location of the distress signal and the ability to generate localised alerts; allowing nearby vessels to support a rescue. The overall impact has been to […]

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What is an EPIRB?

This page explains everything you need to know about EPIRBs: how they work, how much they cost, how they differ from Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) and how you can set one up. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting […]