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27/08/2019

Who do I register my EPIRB with?

Who do I register my EPIRB with?

Under the Merchant Shipping (EPIRB Registration) Regulations 2000 it is mandatory to register 406 MHz beacons (EPIRB or PLB) with the competent authority – HM Coastguard. Changes to registered particulars must also be notified and it is an offence by the owner and/or the operator not to follow these requirements.

How do I register my GME EPIRB?

REGISTER OR MANAGING YOUR EPIRB ONLINE Beacon registration is valid for two years and renewal can be done online on the beacon registration system or by contacting 1800 406 406. Whenever your contact details or beacon details change, please update them online.

How long is EPIRB registration?

Registration is free and must be renewed every two years. You need to tell AMSA when the EPIRB ownership or boat details change.

Does an EPIRB require a subscription?

There are no subscriptions required, the only thing required is to register your beacon with your national authority (it’s Free).

Who should you register your Epirb with in the UK?

You must register your 406 MHz beacon with the coastguard and keep your registration up to date. If your beacon is activated and a distress signal received, the search and rescue authorities will contact you using the information on the register.

How do I register for ELT?

Register ELTs at www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov. Keep contact information up to date after registration.

How much does it cost to register an Epirb?

Registration is free and can be completed online. Free PLBs are available for loan in the Blue Mountains when you register your walk with NSW Police or NPWS).

How do I change ownership of an Epirb?

This can be done in a number of ways:

  1. Log in to your online beacon account. Select ‘Change beacon status’ and follow the prompts.
  2. Email [email protected]
  3. Phone 1800 406 406.
  4. Download the ‘Change in ownership’ form (Word 70Kb) (also available in PDF 226Kb) and return to AMSA as described on the form.

Do EPIRBs have expiry date?

EPIRBs must be re-registered every two years with AMSA. This ensures details are kept accurately, especially if someone has bought a different boat and previously forgotten to change details. Beacons generally have a 10-year battery life and the entire beacon will need replacing after the battery expires.

How much does it cost to register an EPIRB?

How much does it cost to use an EPIRB?

EPIRB registration is free. Prices vary though, so do your research and find the best EPIRB for you and your needs. To hire, an EPIRB or PLB costs from $88 (seven-day minimum beacon hire from EPIRBhire); EPIRBhire will even sort out your temporary EPIRB registration.

Do personal locator beacons require a subscription?

PLBs don’t need a monthly or yearly subscription and most have long battery life, making them dependable lifesaving equipment for any dedicated outdoors person.

How to register an EPIRB beacon in Australia?

Registering a 406 MHz EPIRB Registration is free and you can register your beacon online. You can also get forms to post, fax or email your registration to Australian Maritime Safety Authority. For more information, call 1800 406 406 during office hours.

Where do I Send my EPIRB registration information?

If your EPIRB is activated, your registration information will be sent automatically to the appropriate USCG Search and Rescue (SAR) Rescue Coordination Center (RCC).

What are the requirements for an EPIRB in South Australia?

For an EPIRB to be an approved distress beacon for use in South Australian waters, it must: be capable of transmitting on a frequency of 406 megahertz comply with AS/NZS 4280.1:2003:406 MHz satellite distress beacons – marine emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs)

Where can I register a 406 MHz EPIRB?

Registering a 406 MHz EPIRB. Registration is free and you can register your beacon online. You can also get forms to post, fax or email your registration to Australian Maritime Safety Authority. For more information, call 1800 406 406 during office hours.