Safety Equipment - Click any image below for more information.
Distress flares are carried by all vessels and depending on type can be used by day or night. Types include handheld flare, rocket flare, smoke signals and dye markers. Other means of distress signalling are strobe lights, SARTs (Search & Rescue Transponders) and EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons). Sonar, radio frequency & GPS (Global Positioning System) technologies are being used to develop crew safety systems that sound an alarm during a man overboard emergency. An effective approach to crew safety is to combine a man overboard alarm system with a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) carried by individual crew members.