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  • McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS Personal AIS
  • McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS Personal AIS with PFD mounting clips and lanyard
  • McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS Personal AIS in use
  • McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS Personal AIS - chartplotter image

McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS Personal AIS MOB

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McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS AIS MOB
   by: McMurdo
   p/n: 98-0010002A

McMurdo S20 Smartfind Personal AISWith the acquisition of McMurdo Survival and Kannad by the Orolia Group, the McMurdo product line is now marketed in the USA. the McMurdo S20 Smartfind Personal AIS and the Kannad SafeLink R10 Personal AIS, marketed overseas, are the same product, with different branding.

The McMurdo Smartfind S20 Surivor Recovery System (SRS) Personal AIS is an AIS Man Overboard (MOB) device designed to be carried by individual crew members and used in the event of a Man Overboard situation or other personal emergency. When activated it transmits an AIS MOB message containing your position and ID via AIS (Automatic Identification System). The transmission will also be detected by the all AIS equipped vessels within range. This information can be displayed on a chartplotter or ECDIS display if interfaced with an AIS receiver/transceiver.

As the AIS MOB device includes an inbuilt GPS receiver, your current location is also transmitted, dramatically reducing the time taken to locate and rescue you even in poor visibility. Our AIS MOB devices feature a flashing light to help rescuers pinpoint your precise location in the water.

Whether you’re a commercial vessel, a fishing trawler or leisure craft, an AIS MOB device should be considered essential safety equipment for every member of the crew working on deck.

The McMurdo SmartFind S20 AIS MOB is designed to be fitted to a life jacket using the clips supplied, ready to be activated in the event of a man overboard situation. After the life jacket is inflated, pull the orange locking tab downwards which allows the red cap to be released. Pulling off the red cap deploys the antenna and activates the SmartFind S20 SRS.

The SmartFind S20 AIS MOB features a high precision GPS and it will transmit position information and a serialised identity number back to your vessel’s onboard plotter, enabling you to be quickly located and recovered. It will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 7 year battery storage life. The flashing LED indicator light also makes you easier to spot at night.


An automatic deployment option is offered when professionally fitted to compatible life jackets, allowing the SmartFind S20 to automatically activate when the life jacket is inflated.

McMurdo's SmartFind AIS MOB device was used in the famous rescue of Andrew Taylor when he fell overboard during the Clipper Round the World yacht race in 2014. Read about his amazing rescue in the case study below where he talks about how "My dry suit kept me alive, but my AIS MOB device saved my life."

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  • Manually activated personal safety device
  • Easy to operate
  • Automatic deployment option*
  • Designed to be mounted on a life jacket using the clips supplied
  • Transmits GPS tracking information over AIS
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Waterproof, buoyant and submersible to 5 metres
  • Unique ID
  • Flashing LED light
  • Minimum 24hr continuous operation
  • 7 year battery storage life
  • Self test facility with battery use indicator
    * with compatible life jackets














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