|What is an EPIRB ?||
|An EPIRB is an emergency beacon that transmits a
distress signal after manual or automatic activation. The transmitted signal will be received from
world-wide positions via satellite and is relayed by
ground stations to the rescue forces. EPIRBs are independant of the ship's power and
work even after years of storage at lowest temperatures.
In case of an emergency an EPIRB is activated manually, by
submerging it into water or by a remote control unit. It
then starts transmitting a distress call for at least 48
navtec is the only manufacturer worldwide having offered both Inmarsat-E and COSPAS-SARSAT EPIRBs. Furthermore navtec GmbH is the only manufacturer, to provide remote control units (RCU) for EPIRBs. An EPIRB with remote control unit will be less expensive than two EPIRBs on some SOLAS ships.
||global-C / global-C plus
EPIRBs "Made in Germany" for COSPAS-SARSAT
global-3 (ex. Inmarsat-E Verfahren)Since the Inmarsat-E system has been shut down on 1.12.06 all the global-3 related documents are for historical reference only.
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