McMurdo Ltd, a company of the Orolia Group has announced that it has introduced the very latest Search and Rescue Transponder (SART), the RESCUER 2 to its Kannad Marine range.
The RESCUER 2 is a 9GHz X-band Radar transponder, designed to assist in ship and survival craft location during search and rescue operations, in accordance with IMO/GMDSS and SOLAS requirements. The RESCUER 2 is robust, reliable and will operate in the harshest of marine environments.
Its shape and quick twist action activation means it can be stored easily, grasped quickly and operated with gloved or cold, wet hands. Once activated the RESCUER 2 SART automatically transmits an emergency response signal when a radar signal is received from a ship or aircraft.
The RESCUER 2’s emergency signal is then displayed on nearby ships’ radar enabling its position to be pinpointed easily. The signal identifies the survival craft on the radar screen by means of a stream of 12 in-line dots.
When in use the RESCUER 2 will remain in standby mode for over 96 hours. RESCUER 2’s compact design make it ideal for packing in liferafts or as a carry-off device.
Supplied with mounting pole, bracket and lanyard, RESCUER 2 is buoyant and waterproof to ten metres, weighs only 360g, and has a five-year replaceable battery. It boasts both audio and visual indication of operation and has a built in test facility.