Transporting Ocean Signal Products as a Passenger onboard an Aircraft

Most Ocean Signal products contain Lithium batteries for which there are regulations on carrying them on airplanes as a passenger.  The following rules and guidance will help you with carrying our products with you for personal use as hand luggage.

(For shipping by air as cargo, the relevant IATA regulations must be followed.)

Products containing Lithium batteries may be carried on board aircraft as carry on luggage under IATA regulation  (currently 58th Edition 2017).

All the products listed below contain one or more batteries containing less the 2 grams of lithium metal and have all been tested to the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Patt III, Sunsection 38.3.

When carrying your products or spare batteries please observe the following requirements:

  • Make sure the device is protected from accidental activation.  The normal protection on these devices can be added to by using the retail packaging or covering the unit in a protective cover such as bubble wrap.
  • If carrying spare batteries ensure they are individually wrapped in strong plastic bags covering the terminals to avoid short circuits.
  • Please check online with your airline for any further restrictions that the airline may impose before you travel.

The safety data sheets for the battery or batteries in each product are listed below.  You are recommended to take these with you so that if you are questioned as to the product you have the required evidence.

SafeSea E100 or E100G

SafeSea S100

SafeSea V100 (LB4V) and/or (RB5V)

rescueME PLB1

rescueME MOB1

rescueME EPIRB1

rescueME EDF1