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EPIRB battery expiry / SBM procedure

According to the MSC.152(78) resolution, for all the EPIRB units, after battery expiry date (battery valid for 5 Years), EPIRB units have to go through the additional testing procedure (water-proof test, gasket exchange, power measurement, message decoding) by the manufacturers approved faclities – battery exchange no longer allowed to be made by the Crew.

Above mentioned procedure is called EPIRB Shore Based maintenance (EPIRB SBM).

Recently, port state authorities, Class societies (during GMDSS survey), and vetting inspections are checking whether during the EPIRB battery exchange, an proper SBM procedure has been followed (paper proof of the SBM procedure has to be on board of the vessel, together with the manufacturers authorisation of the EPIRB SBM facility that has carried out the test).

Often, EPIRB SBM procedure and material required, is more expencive than an new EPIRB, so we are offering to all of our customers an new EPIRB unit, with programming to the ships particulars (MMSI/CallSign) included in the price of the EPIRB.

New EPIRB is covered with the warranty, battery and initial SBM certificate are valid for next 5 Years.

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