National float-free EPIRB inspection campaign delivers great results so far

Friday 5 March 2021
Since 1 February 2021, AMSA inspectors have been conducting a national float-free EPIRB focused inspection campaign to ensure operators meet their obligations.
Float free beacon attached to the frame of a vessel

So far 90 per cent of vessels inspected have a correctly fitted float-free EPIRB registered with AMSA. This is a good result, well done to owners, masters and crew of these vessels!

For vessel owners who have yet to purchase a float-free EPIRB there continues to be stock available around the country. Check with suppliers and order now. All EPIRBs must be registered with AMSA.

The focused inspection campaign will continue until the end of April 2021. 

Read more about the inspections.

Find out more about the float-free EPIRB requirements.