Personal Safety AIS SART Beacon test with Servicio Vigilancia Aduanera (Customs and Excise Department)
Last May 19th, NAUTICAL, along with the Servicio Vigilancia Aduanera (Customs and Excise Department -SVA), carried out a performance real test of the new personal AIS beacons, Wamblee W420 with self inflatable life jacket SSM Classic.
Test were performed on board patrol boat “Halcón”, navigating in the Vigo Bay, and they were fully satisfactory, both SVA and NAUTICAL. They were verified parameters such as quick response and accepting the MOB (man overboard) signal, the effective range of the signal and the quality of AIS data presented on the radar and the electronic chart navigation system, allowing a very fast and secure rescue operation, and improving the current system, based on tracking personal beacons by VHF direction finders.
This set of self inflatable life jacket and AIS personal beacon is being incorporated for months by the fishing fleet, both domestic and international, customers of NAUTICAL.