Satellite EPIRBs are one of the very useful GMDSS systems designed for automated transmission of distress alerts. The 406 MHz satellite EPIRB is very reliable and designed to provide rapid alerting, identification and accurate location information to search and rescue authorities.
SAILOR SE-II and SGE-II EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)
The SAILOR SE-II and SGE-II Satellite EPIRBs are satellite distress beacons designed to operate in conjunction with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite search and rescue system.
The SE-II and the SGE-II is identical except for the GPS built into the the SGE-II, which improves the accurasy of the position transmitted to shore when activated. The EPIRBs are supplied with either a manual release bracket or with an automatic hydrostatic release bracket, which will automatically release the EPIRB in situation where the vessel is sinking.
This system locates beacons transmitting on the 406MHz frequency to within 5km (3nm). Once Search And Rescue (SAR) units are at the distress scene the beacon's 121.5MHz homing transmitter and it's high intensity xenon strobe light aid final location even in poor visibility.
SAILOR 406MHz Satellite EPIRB is fully compatible with the Cospas-Sarsat and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) regulations and meets the requirements A810 (19) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).