Easy "set and forget" operation promotes safe operation in fog and other conditions of limited visibility
  Distress Mode (SOS) signaling frees crew to attend to emergency while attracting attention of neighboring vessels
  Facilitates compliance with COLREGS
  Automatic sounding on 2 minute cycle frees captain and crew to attend lookout and instrument navigation duties
  Least expensive and most effective preventive action in fog
  Tips provided in manual educate owner for safer operation in fog