Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised of potential GME EPIRB failures.
The following GME EPIRB models, manufactured in the 2005-2010 period, have been identified as being at risk of failure.
GME MT400, GME MT401, GME MT406G, GME MT401FF, GME MT403/G and GMEMT403FF/FG
Owners of all GME EPIRBs are advised to carry out immediate testing of their beacon as detailed in the annex to this notice.
For further information, please see the attached annex, which reproduces the safety alert on this matter, issued by GME.
Irish Maritime Administration,
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,
Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.