MARINE SAFETY SPECIALISTS JOIN FORCES TO RAISE BEACON AWARENESS ON ‘406DAY’
Ocean Signal and distributor Ocean Safety team up to remind boaters
of the importance of life-saving 406 MHz technology on #406Day17
Two UK marine safety specialists are issuing important advice to boat owners about the benefits and responsibilities of owning a 406 MHz beacon on ‘406Day’ this April 6th.
Using #406Day17, leading suppliers of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Ocean Signal and Ocean Safety have joined forces to raise awareness about the life-saving technology and to highlight safety checks and procedures for beacons as boaters prepare for the season.
The annual awareness day was initiated by Ocean Signal’s sister company, Florida-based ACR Electronics, and was this year officially recognised as a state-wide day in its home state for the first time. Informing boaters about the life-saving technology used by EPIRBs and PLBs, and helping people understand how to register, use and maintain their beacons correctly, the day is also a celebration of the over 40,000 lives saved by using 406 MHz beacons and the COSPAS-SARSAT Satellite system.