Two-way radio launch

The SmartFind R8F meets new SOLAS II-2 mandated regulations The SmartFind R8F meets new SOLAS II-2 mandated regulations

SEAWORK 2016: McMurdo, Inc is launching the SmartFind R8F, a new two-way radio that meets new SOLAS II-2 mandated regulations for improved fire safety at sea, on the Survitec stand at Seawork International 2016.

This new rugged McMurdo SmartFind R8F offers all the features an emergency team needs in a radio, from enhanced grip and large tactile buttons for easy and fast operation in an emergency situation, to a powerful in-built loud speaker and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) for optimised indoor use.

Justine Heeley, managing director at McMurdo UK, said: “We are delighted to be launching our new SmartFind R8F at Seawork 2016 through our key partner, Survitec.

As the 2018 deadline looms for the mandated SOLAS regulations, we understand that owners and operators are looking for a reliable and hardwearing radio that will support firefighters at sea. During a potentially life-threatening situation it is imperative that emergency teams can rely on the very best equipment.”

SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 10.10.4. forces ships to carry firefighting radios that are explosion-proof or are intrinsically safe. Vessels constructed on or after 1 July 2014 must already carry these radios, but for ships constructed before 2014, compliance becomes mandatory on 1 July 2018.

McMurdo is the only supplier of a complete end to end search and rescue system. It develops the distress beacon, the satellite connectivity infrastructure that delivers the signal, the communications monitoring software used by the Rescue Coordination Centres, and the emergency response communications used by Search and Rescue Teams.

Visit Survitec on stand PB67.

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