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News and Rescues
We shall be attending The Outdoor Show 2013 held at Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah from July 31st till August 3rd. Come and visit us at booth PV950 and see the Fast Find Ranger.
A must-have safety device with no annual fee subscription for all outdoor enthusiasts- SHOT Show • 15th – 18th January 2013 • Booth #408
McMurdo will be showcasing the ground-breaking Fast Find Ranger PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) at ‘SHOT Show’ taking place from 15th – 18th January at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Las Vegas.
October 4-8, City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland, Tent B, Booth 10
McMurdo will feature the new Fast Find 220 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) in the booth of its US distributor, The Survitec Group (Tent B, Booth 10), at the 2012 United States Sailboat Show, October 4-8 at the City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland.
The McMurdo Fast Find 220 is a powerful distress beacon providing a direct method of alerting search and rescue authorities where no other forms of communication are available, using the 406 MHz search and rescue satellite communication system, COSPAS SARSAT. The beacon also transmits a 121.5MHz homing signal.
Raising over £5,000 for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Team Fast Find, a group of 14 employees from Portsmouth-based Orolia ltd, a business of the Orolia group ((NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO) and a leading manufacturer of emergency locator beacons, have successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge, raising over £5,000 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Fast Find has saved the life of a British adventurer, who was successfully rescued in the North Pacific, after activating her McMurdo Fast Find Personal Locater Beacon (PLB) on the 7th June. 27 year old Oxford Graduate, Sarah Outen was attempting to become the first woman to row solo from Japan to Canada, as part of a two and a half year expedition to complete a loop of the planet using only human power. Sarah was 560 miles from the coast of Japan when her 23ft ocean rowing boat, Gullivar, was hit by tropical storm, Mawar. High winds and rough seas caused Gulliver to capsize.With the boat damaged and water seeping in, Sarah took the decision to activate her PLB.
New Zealander Patrick Cahill describes how he was recently rescued following an accident on a hunting trip.
“My Queens birthday hunting expedition took a serious turn when catching my foot on a rock resulted in a tumble which dislocated my knee. While not in immediate danger this injury left me unable to walk, especially taking into account the rough terrain and the distance from our car. After assessing our situation my hunting mate and I decided the only course of action was to activate my McMurdo FastFind 211 PLB.
On 30th June 2012 Team Fast Find, made up of nine employees of Orolia Ltd, the manufacturer of Fast Find PLBs, will be attempting the National three Peaks Challenge - walking up Ben Nevis (the highest peak in Scotland), Mount Snowdon (the highest peak in Wales) and Scafell Pike (the highest peak in England), all within twenty four hours including travel time between each location.
Compact and rugged for the harsh outdoor environment
McMurdo, a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO) has extended its range of leading emergency distress beacons with the launch of the NEW Fast Find Ranger PLB (Personal Locator Beacon), designed specifically as a potential life saving device for all outdoor enthusiasts.