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AMSA safety alert— Float-free EPIRBs—New requirements commencing 1 January 2021

Tuesday 20 October 2020
This safety alert aims to raise awareness of the need for owners, operators, masters and crew of certain domestic commercial vessels (DCVs) to install a float-free emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) before 1 January 2021.
beacon floating free

You will need to install a float-free EPIRB before the 1 January 2021 if your vessel is operating more than two nautical miles from land and: 

  • is more than 12 m in length, or 
  • is between 7.5 m and 12 m in length with no level-flotation fitted, and operating in B or C waters

Read the safety alert now.