Norfloat ETS


Designed by Norfloat International, the emergency towing system buoy (ETS) is a flexible PVC moulding filled withclosed cell foam. The buoy has a programmable LED flashing lamp activated by a photocell switch for automatic operation.When required, the buoy is deployed through a standard Panama fairlead for ETV retrieval. The buoy and pennant line are taken on board the ETV enabling a towing cable to be transferred from the ship to the ETV. The concept of this product is very simple, making it easy and reliable to use. As of 2012 all vessels over 20.000 DWT are required to have an ETS in place. The Norfloat ETS buoy simplifies tow line retrieval by day or night.

UV stable PVC outer skin
Foam filled (closed cell structure)
Hot-dipped galvanised steel swivel and centre rod
Fitted with Jotron new enhanched ML-100 High intensity LED
SW-adjustable light-intensity
SW-programmable flash-rate
SW-adjustable daylight-switch
Uses 3x Alkaline batteries D-cell, total of 4,5VDC
Module-based construction, facilitating and necessary service or repair.
Light reflective tape
LED specifications:
Housing of ABS
Lens of Lexan
LED light system Yellow
Light intensity 5- or 15 Cd Candela
Surface range 2 or 3 NM (Nautical Miles)
Waterproof down to 200 metres
On/Off daylight-sensor with magnet/reed contact
Flash rate 25-flash
Software programming: flafh rate, light-intensity and sync
Batteries 3 D-cell
Lens colour clear

Norfloat Emergency Towing System Buoy