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SmartFind E5 EPIRB (Auto Float Free)


An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is a safety device carried by a vessel to alert search and rescue services and allow them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency. When activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The alert is then relayed via an earth station to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). As the satellites are in a polar orbit they offer true global coverage – with an EPIRB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, no matter how remote.

EPIRBs are supplied as standard with a mounting bracket and must be manually activated, however a SOLAS Auto Float Free Housing is also available which automatically deploys and activates the EPIRB when it is submerged.

An EPIRB forms part of the GMDSS mandated equipment package required by law for all commercial vessels over 300 tons, however many non-mandate vessels and leisure boats choose to carry an EPIRB to improve safety and they have been responsible for saving hundreds of lives since they have been introduced.

The McMurdo SmartFind E5 EPIRB (Auto Float Free) is supplied with a float free housing which automatically deploys and activates the EPIRB if the boat is sinking. The SmartFind E5 features a comprehensive diagnostic and self-test facility to keep you up to date on remaining battery usage and EPIRB operation.

  • 406/121.5MHz EPIRB

  • International approval

  • High brightness flashing LED light

  • Minimum 48hr continuous operation

  • 6 year battery storage life

  • Comprehensive self test facility with battery use indicator

  • Automatic float free housing deploys the EPIRB when submerged over 2-4m

  • 5 year warranty

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