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float-free emergency position-indicating radio beacon [1 record]

Record 1 2006-06-21


Subject field(s)
  • Radio Transmission and Reception
  • Marine and River Navigation Aids

Search and Rescue (SAR) authorities were alerted by transmissions from the vessel's float-free Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) about 30 minutes after the vessel had struck the rocky shoal.

Key term(s)
  • float free emergency position-indicating radio beacon
  • float free EPIRB


  • Émission et réception radio
  • Aides à la navigation fluviale et maritime

Depuis 1989, des radiobalises de localisation des sinistres à dégagement libre (catégorie 1) doivent équiper la plupart des navires commerciaux canadiens de plus de 20 m.


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