EPIRB stands for Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. It is a portable unit that runs on its own long life battery. Once activated, it broadcasts its position to rescuers who will help to find survivors in the event of an emergency.

PLB stands for Personal Location Beacon. It is used in an emergency to alert the search and rescue services. A PLB is very similar to an EPIRB.

A SART or Search and Rescue Transponder, is an extremely vital equipment on the ship as it performs the job of a signal-man. It is a vital machine during distress for it helps in locating the position of the vessel in case it goes off-track

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The rescueME EPIRB1 provides peace of mind with an impressive 10 year battery life. The world’s most compact EPIRB can always be on hand, as its small size allows it to be easily retained within its quick release bracket or placed in an emergency grab-bag or life raft.

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