Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Assoc.

ATTENTION CAPTIONS:  PLEASE ENSURE YOUR EPIRB IS REGISTERED! 

You can register your emergency beacon information:

-online (www.cbr-rcb.ca)

-by faxing or emailing a completed registration form (see attachment) (cbr@sarnet.dnd.ca)

 Your beacon should have been delivered with a Registration Form included in the box with some of the fields already filled out.  Some models have the details of the beacon on a sticker which is not placed on the beacon and it is critical to do so.  The HEX code is the unique identifier of the beacon and is what the Coast Guard uses when investigating a beacon (15 digits starting with either 278,279,A78 or A79)

When a beacon is properly registered, Coast Guard immediately get any information in the registration which includes vessel details and emergency contacts.  This is a vital part of a quick response for distress and reduces effort exhausted for false alarms.  If we cannot identify the source in a timely manner, assets are tasked to investigate and could be delayed for an actual distress.  There is also the possibility that a beacon is transmitting but a position cannot be determined, the registration info is all we have to investigate.

 Marc Ouellette

Regional Supervisor Maritime Search and Rescue / Superviseur Régional de SAR Maritime

Canadian Coast Guard (Atlantic) / Garde Cotière Canadienne (Atlantique)

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Halifax / Centre Conjoint de Coordinatoin de Sauvetage, Halifax

Office       (902) 427-2105

Cell           (902) 499-8570

Facsimile (902) 427-2114

marc.d.ouellette@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

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