About Kahlenberg UK

Kahlenberg UK Ltd is the European distributor for Kahlenberg Industries, Inc. providing full European support and local stock for Kahlenberg marine and industrial air horns, sound signals, controllers, air compressors and the company's other products.

Please contact us for further assistance at or on +44 (0)1635 35353

Sound signal legal requirements

IMO COLREGs bookWhile countries across Europe will have local laws that apply to ship and boat navigation, there is a common requirement worldwide for all leisure, commercial and military vessels to conform to the IMO International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. As Steve Austin, Senior Policy Lead at the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) explains: "The COLREGs apply to all vessels, there is no differentiation between coded and non-coded vessels. Should the whistles prove not to conform then they will need to be modified or changed."

"Whistles should conform to the performance in COLREGs, Appendix III and the appropriate parts of IEC 60945 to EN60945 which deal with the marine operating environment."

All Kahlenberg products meet or exceed these requirements. Many other new and currently installed sound signals are non-compliant and might be breaching maritime law and invalidating insurance cover.

Kahlenberg at Seawork 2012

Seawork International 2012

Kahlenberg UK will be exhibiting a leading selection of the company's commercial and military specification marine air horns, electronic horns and sound signal accessories at the Seawork International Commercial Marine Exhibition and Forum.

All Kahlenberg products are tested and certified to meet or exceed IMO requirements and European distributor Kahlenberg UK carries extensive stock of many products in the range.

New for this year will be the D-330, the latest in Kahlenberg's range of economic compact and air-efficient horns suitable for use on vessels up to 75m (246ft).

Please visit stand B111 where Toby and Piers du Pré will be on hand to deal with your enquiries.

The Seawork International exhibition runs from 22-24 May at Southampton Docks in the UK.

Further information

Call Kahlenberg UK now on +44 (0)1635 35353 or email