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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS wins 2012 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award

Kannad Marine has been announced as a winner of a 2012 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award for its revolutionary SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System).

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.

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.”

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.

For further information about the Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS, other Kannad Marine products and a list of stockists, visit

Photo caption:
A 2012 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award recognising the Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS was presented to Bill Eastwood (right), Kannad Marine’s Americas Sales Manager, by Ocean Navigator Editor Tim Queeney (left) in a ceremony at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland last Friday (05 October 2012).