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Class News 11/2014

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Safety Alert: GME-brand EPIRBs

18 March 2014

Applicability: All owners and operators of vessels fitted with GME-brand EPIRBS

Standard Communications Pty Ltd. has issued a Safety Alert relating to its ‘GME’-brand emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs).

The following GME EPIRB models, manufactured between 2005 and 2010, have been identified as being at risk of failure: GME MT400; GME MT401; GME MT406G; GME MT401FF; GME MT403/G; and GMEMT403FF/FG.

What should owners and operators do now?

Owners and operators of vessels which are fitted with any GME-brand EPIRB should test the beacon immediately as detailed in the Safety Alert.

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