Safety Information Notice (SIN) 3 - Distress Beacons was issued on 16 August 2014 by Yachting Australia.
This notice explains some of the lesser known peculiarities related to distress beacons and is based on information provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Distress beacons now form a very valuable component of boat safety. Their usefulness has been proved on many occasions to alert authorities to people in distress and assist in locating them. The beacons are sophisticated devices and users should be aware of some important aspects of their operation.
You can view SIN 3 - Distress Beacons on the Yachting Australia website.
If you have any questions about EPIRBs or other safety beacons, please contact Leigh at RMSTA - 0412 196 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or consider participating in one of RMYS' Marine Radio Courses, which are run regularly at the club.