Ocean Signal equipment bolsters Atlantic crossing attempt

11 Sep 2017
rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacons

The team will be supplied by four Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacons

Rowers aiming to be the first carbon neutral team to cross the Atlantic will be assisted by Ocean Signal equipment.

As part of a partnership deal, the four-man team will be supplied by four Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacons, a SafeSea E100G EPIRB and a SafeSea V100 VHF handheld radio.

One of the rowers, UK-based Kyle Smith, stated: “We want to be competitive in the race, but safety is also a key aspect of our project, so we will feel greatly reassured to be carrying these devices in case of emergencies or if one of us falls overboard.”

Sustainable mission

The British-American Carbon Zerow team, that also includes UK-based James Lamb, plus Brian Kerr and Philip Van Benthem, both from Washington DC, aim to inspire people to make sustainable lifestyle choices.

Carbon Zerow will be rowing their 9m boat for 24-hours a day for 40-days or more.

The rescueME PLB1 is designed to be small and light enough to carry or attach to clothing for instant access to emergency services at the press of a button.

The Ocean Signal SafeSea EPIRB will be attached to the boat. It communicates a survivor’s location to the rescue authorities and has a battery life of 96-hours.

The team’s challenge will start in December when they join the fleet taking part in the 2017/18 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

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