Two hikers, walking close to Big Pine Mountain in the Los Padres National Forest in California, were rescued thanks to their Fast Find 210 PLB. They had got in to difficulties after attempting to hike through snow; the cold and wet weather caused them both to start suffering from hypothermia.
Two trampers, one with a broken ankle were rescued from a trail near Mount Taranaki in December 2012 in New Zealand's North Island after activating their Fastfind 211 PLB.
McMurdo has helped save the lives of an injured couple in the Pacific Ocean after activitaing their Smartfind G5 EPIRB, when their boat capsized in a storm.
British yachtsman, 52 year old Stephen Jones and Tania Davies, 43 from New Zealand were making their way from Tonga to New Zealand when the storm struck on 7th November and their 38ft yacht, Windigo, capsized whilst battling 50mph winds and 30ft-high waves.
McMurdo Marine Systems has today announced that it has been awarded a contract worth almost 1.5 million euros, which involves the supply of beacons to track fishing boat fleets and oil slicks.
"News of this latest contract for M2M marine applications underlines our capacity and expertise in developing positioning and communication equipment for mobile objects, which are exposed to particularly extreme environmental conditions (flooding, hard impacts or vibrations, high humidity or dust, etc.)."
The beacons will be supplied at intervals throughout 2013 - 2014.