2 questions on EPIRBs:
1. I think I recently saw reference to a changed standard for EPIRBs that indicated that there is a new technology such that older EPIRBs will in the near future not be effective for emergency
position locationing. Hence, there may be a requirement to update/replace existing EPIRBs. Can anyone provide some definitive knowledge about this?
2. If point #1 is not the case, I need some advice
on the transferability of an existing EPIRB
. Our fully equipped (for liveaboard
cruising) 2005 Admiral 38 catamaran
that we recently purchased has an EPIRB
that would have been registered to the previous owners. Can I change the base information on this device so that it would provide emergency
to the new owners? We are starting our first 6 month Bahamas/Caribbean cruise
this coming winter
and I want to ensure that I have a fully functional EPIRB.