Salcom's name has been synonymous with safety at sea, having developed both AM and FM versions of it's Search & Rescue Communicator and also its EPIRB.
Search & Rescue
- Simple to use
- Fully submersible
- Low cost
- Rugged construction
- Fully sealed
- Ideal in marine distress situations
- Shelf life of five years when used with Lithium battery
- Endurance of more than fifty hours when activated
11-35 Search & Rescue Communicator Aids The Rescue of Yachtsman
During a Single handed around the world yacht race Frenchman, Terry Devoir, capsized in the isolated Southern Ocean.
Once the Royal Australian Airforce had located him, communication was possible using an 11-35 which was dropped down to him from the aircraft.
Photo 1: Terry Devoir being brought aboard a Royal Australian Navy helicopter.
Photo 2 & 3: Terry Devoir being escorted from the helicopter to a stretcher on the deck of the Navy ship.
The 11-35 can be seen on a cord attached to his life jacket.