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Reminder for Mariners Over Regulations for Use of EPIRBs

30th November 2022
Cargo ship in the River Liffey with Dublin Port in the background
The new ship radio licence and EPIRB registration system replaced the paper form and email application processes as of Monday 17 October Credit: Dublin Port

The Department of Transport’s latest Marine Notice is a timely reminder for mariners over the regulations regarding the use of emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs).

Last month saw the launch of a new online ship radio licence and EPIRB registration system, as previously reported on, which replaces the prior paper form and email application processes.

Mariners purchasing second-hand vessels from outside the State are reminded that they must ensure their onboard EPIRBs are correctly registered. The correct registration, testing, regular maintenance and licensing of all EPIRB equipment installed on any vessel at sea is of high importance.

Other notices of relevance are linked in Marine Notice No 81 of 2022, attached below.


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