SmartFind S5 AIS SART – McMurdo
Smartfind Search And Rescue Transponder (SART) For Liferafts
A Search And Rescue Transponder (SART)
Designed to be stored in a liferaft or as a carry on device when necessary to abandon ship via life craft.
When it detects an incoming X-band radar pulse from another vessel or aircraft it automatically transmits a response signal, which appears on the vessel’s radar display as a series of 12 dots pointing to your location.
SARTs are supplied with a mounting bracket and must be manually activated once inside the liferaft.
Radar SART are designed to only transmit when it when the SART detects an incoming radar pulse this dramatically increases the battery life and enables the SART to operate continuously for typically over 96hrs.
Since 2010 the AIS-SART (Search and Rescue Transmitter) has been added to GMDSS regulations
These units include an inbuilt GPS and transmit an alert message along with the vessel ID and GPS position via the AIS (Automatic Identification System) tracking system – this appears on an AIS-equipped vessel’s chartplotter or ECDIS display rather than on the Radar.
A SART forms part of the GMDSS
mandated equipment package required by law for all commercial vessels over 300 tons, however many non-mandate vessels and leisure boats also choose to carry a SART to improve safety.
Stored in a quick release carry off bag, the rugged McMurdo SmartFind S5 AIS SART is buoyant and waterproof to a depth of 10m.
During the activation stage
The SmartFind S5 transmits an alert message along with your ID number and current GPS location which will trigger an alarm on all AIS equipped vessels within VHF range. The inbuilt GPS provides accurate location information to rescuers enabling them to quickly locate you.
Has a six year storage life and enables the SmartFind S5 to transmit continuously for in excess of 96 hours.
*It features a shoulder strap making it easy to carry in the event of an emergency evacuation.
- Buoyant and waterproof to 10m
- Compact, lightweight and rugged
- Meets IMO and GMDSS standards
- Over 96hrs continuous operation
- LED indication of activation
- Inbuilt test facility
- Integral lanyard
- Non hazardous battery
- 6 year battery life