what's an EPIRB?

This site is intended to be useful and informative, and has been created by Orolia Ltd, manufacturer of McMurdo EPIRB and PLB products and Kannad Marine EPIRB and PLB products.

Should you require specific information about any of our products please click on the 'Contact Orolia' button to contact us. We shall get back to you shortly.

How many people have been rescued?

In 2009 over 1,500 people were rescued with the assistance of COSPAS-SARSAT rescue data [more statistics].

Since the Copsas-Sarsat organisation was set up over 20,000 people have been rescued.

If you would like to read more see the 'Rescue Stories' section on the McMurdo Marine website. Here you will find details of rescues involving either EPIRBs or PLBs from McMurdo and Kannad Marine.