The Diver Rescue System is going to be included into DAN quality standards
DAN (Divers Alert Network) Europe has announced the intention to include the ENOS-System, developed by Seareq e.K., in its HIRA safety standards.
ENOS (Electronic Rescue and Locating System) is the first GPS-satellite based system for divers, which supports the search and rescue of missing divers on surface. As such, it can really prove to be a lifesaving device. Special features: the system operates on its own, independent of coastguards and international MRCCs, making speedy rescue operations possible even in the most remote areas.
From the very beginning, DAN has included within its mission “to work to prevent dive injuries and to promote diving safety”, everywhere and in all conditions. This mission is being fostered through the HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) program, which includes search and rescue procedures for missing divers.
This was a perfect match between DAN and Seareq - explains Pascal Kolb, DAN Europe representative in Germany - as ENOS made itself well known for speedy, successful rescue operations of divers swept away by currents. Our target with HIRA is to significantly improve safety awareness in divers and in diving operations - continues Guy Thomas, Exec. Vice President Mission and Operations at DAN Europe - The ENOS-System could play an important role in supporting the Emergency Assistance Plan recommended by HIRA, which includes a Lost Diver prevention plan. As a result, diving operations will be offered the possibility to adopt and use the ENOS-System."
At "boot 2015" a re-designed ENOS-System will be presented; smaller in measurements and smaller in price. "The whole Seareq team is happy about this cooperation", owner Karl Hansmann emphasizes. "It mirrors our values and our efforts because DAN is an international accepted organization which is inseparable linked to diver safety since 1983. The integration of ENOS into the DAN Europe quality program is really fantastic."