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#EPIRB 24 min 19746 views

The EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is a digital 406 MHz radio transmitter that can be activated in life-threatening situations to request assistance from the authorities responsible for search and rescue operations. After activation, it will work for at least 48 hours.

This type of beacon is designed for maritime purposes. The device sends a signal that helps to detect and locate a vessel in distress.


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Equipment requirements for GMDSS vessels vary according to the area (or areas) in which a ship operates. Coastal vessels, for example, only have ...

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IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and ...

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The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime agreement which requires Signatory flag states to ...

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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is a globally accepted and adopted set of rules protocols and prescriptions, which assure ...

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