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Icom IC-M35We review the Icom IC-M35 handheld.  Read the full review here.

GMDSS A User's Handbook

By Denise Bréhaut

GMDSS A user's handbook








The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its geographical position. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.



SafaSail HatThe SafaSail Hard Hat looks just like a sailing cap, but will help protect you if you get a bang to the head.  See our review here

Kannad Marine SafeLink wins Award

Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery SystemThe Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) has won the 2012 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award.  The annual awards, instituted by US Magazine Ocean Navigator and named in honour of Chuck Husick, the magazine's late contributing editor, recognises advancements in the field of marine technology for recreational voyagers.

The SafeLink R10 SRS is a personal AIS (Automatic Identification System) device, designed to be worn by individuals and activated to aid location and recovery of persons in difficulty at sea. It is worn on a lifejacket and once activated sends structured alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers providing fellow crew members with all the information they need to locate the person in difficulty and effect a speedy recovery, greatly increasing the chances of rescue.

Commenting on the win, Global Sales Director of Orolia Ltd, Ross Wilkinson said, "We are honoured to receive this award and delighted that the SafeLink has been further recognised for its innovation and technology within the marine safety sector following the awarding of the Pittman Innovation Award earlier this year.

"To be selected over a host of other remarkable new marine products is a tremendous achievement and confirms that our ambitions for the SafeLink R10 SRS to be the must-have breakthrough innovation device for every safety conscious sailor has been recognised by industry leaders."

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