TO: ALL SHIPOWNERS, OPERATORS, MASTERS AND OFFICERS OF MERCHANT SHIPS, AND RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS
This Notice describes the frequency and unique identification code assigned to satellite Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBS) to enable Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs) responsible for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations to detect and identify vessels in distress and how they differ from Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers. This Notice supersedes Rev. 6/12 and reflects the updating of COSPAS-SARSAT Guidelines on 406 MHz Beacon Coding, Registration and Type Approval as referenced above to include the website address where the latest issue may be found and the addition of new section 5.0 on the issues particular to the disposition of EPIRBs.
Read Circular: MI Circular 10-12-2014