May 1, 2019
ATTENTION CAPTIONS: PLEASE ENSURE YOUR EPIRB IS REGISTERED!
You can register your emergency beacon information:
-by faxing or emailing a completed registration form (see attachment) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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