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‘World’s smallest PLB’ gains certification

Ocean Signal announced its new RescueMe PLB1 is fully certified for use throughout Europe and the United States.

What the British manufacturer is marketing as “the world’s smallest personal locator beacon” has been awarded its type approval certificate by Cospas-Sarsat showing full compatibility with the 406MHz Satellite System. The PLB1 also meets the full regulatory requirements for Europe and was granted for use in the U.S. by the Federal Communications Commission.

Ocean Signal exhibited at the recent Miami International Boat Show and the new product will be exhibited at various boat shows this year.

The MSRP for Ocean Signal’s RescueMe PLB1 is $369.

“The very affordable cost of ownership of the RescueMe PLB1 due to the long battery life makes this product very practical for a huge range of people who need the reassurance of having a worldwide link to the emergency services, whether at sea or on land,” Ocean Signal Managing Director Alan Wrigley said in a press release.

Ocean Signal’s distributors in the U.S. are Datrex Inc., and its safety products can all be ordered from their website at