Owners of the Ocean Signal SeaSafe E100 or E100G emergency radio beacons are reminded to perform their unit’s self-test function as soon as possible.
The manufacturer says all of its EPIRBs should be routinely tested on a monthly basis, as per the user manual.
All Ocean Signal beacons are designed to have sufficient capacity to accommodate a monthly self-test over the lifetime of the battery.
However, for those beacons that do not pass the self-test, an exchange process is being offered for affected units.
Details on how to perform the self-test — and seek a replacement if necessary — are detailed in Marine Notice No 29 of 2020 attached below.