Crewsafe V100 VHF DSC
Maritime Survivor Locating Device
man overboard alert & GPS tracking
V100 Product Brochure
The Crewsafe V100 is a water-activated
Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) that transmits accurate and regular
GPS coordinates of a man overboard directly to rescuers via VHF marine
This palm sized radio distress
beacon can be integrated with a lifejacket or Personal Flotation Device
(PFD), clipped to webbing or harness, or carried in a pocket and secured
with a lanyard.
When its water sensors detect
the wearer has gone overboard, the Crewsafe V100 automatically transmits
a "Mayday, man overboard" distress alert using VHF DSC (Digital Selective
Calling) [channel 70]. It can also be manually activated.
It quickly acquires a GPS
lock, then transmits its GPS coordinates to all vessels in the vicinity,
including the parent vessel, and to any onshore VHF receivers in range.
The distress alert is also
broadcast on the VHF marine radio emergency channel 16 in a synthesized
voice to maximize the number of people who can receive the alert and respond
to the emergency. Alerting range is VHF line-of-sight: 2 to 10NM surface-to-surface
and up to 40NM surface-to-air.
The radio distress messages
are repeated at regular intervals for up to 12 hours to provide rescuers
with the real-time location of the man overboard. The device also has a
strobe light to assist with visual homing.
The only equipment needed
to receive the distress alert is a VHF radio. All marine search and rescue
authorities, SOLAS-compliant commercial vessels and a growing number of
leisure craft are equipped with DSC-compatible VHF radios. This makes using
the Crewsafe V100 for man overboard detection and in-water tracking one
of the most effective, universally acceptable lifesaving devices available
Crewsafe V200 Submariner
Maritime Survivor Locating Device
and rescue following submarine escape
V200 Product Brochure
specifically for submariners, the Crewsafe V200 is worn with the SEIE suit
to provide escaping submariners with the means to signal his position when
he reaches the surface and therefore increase his chances of survival.
The device transmits GPS position data via AIS, VHF DSC and VHF voice message
to pinpoint the location (+/- 10m) of casualties following escape or abandonment.
One of the biggest risks of submarine escape is what happens when the escapees
reach the surface. After evacuation or abandonment from a stricken submarine,
survivors may be widely dispersed from their original escape/abandonment
position and from each other.
submariners with the Crewsafe V200, which accurately transmits position
data to incoming Search and Rescue forces, will greatly increase chances
of recovery and survival.
The Crewsafe V200 is set
to STANDBY prior to exiting the submarine which enables it to automatically
activate and begin transmissions when the submariner reaches the surface.
the surface, Crewsafe V200 activates, acquires GPS and transmits distress
and position data in multi-system alerts. The Crewsafe V200 repeats transmissions
at regular intervals for a minimum of 48 hours, so that approaching rescue
forces can detect individual transmission data from all casualties on the
accuracy +/- 10 metresRegular GPS updates via VHF DSC and VHF voice messageAIS
position report every minuteContinuous 121.5 MHz direction finding toneStrobe.