If you have an EU registered boat
fully equipped with EU compliant electronics
and you import
it into Australia
, what electronics
have to get replaced and what are ok for Aussie authorities?
For the sake of the discussion, assume that all of the EU gear
is new, compliant with current
I assume that the items that may or may not cause an issue will be anything with a transmitter, such as an EPIRB
, personal EPIRB
transceiver and sat phone
Obviously, any item that has an MMSI number requires reprogramming.
I know that in Aus the EPIRBS must use 406MHz, so is reprogramming the MMSI on an EU 406MHz all that is needed to keep Aus happy?
I assume or at least hope that the AIS
transceiver should be ok as hopefully everywhere transmits on the same frequency?
I have no idea whether an EU VHF
could be registered in Aus. The VHF is so cheap
it could be replaced but I'd hate to invest in an SSB and find out that they don't like it.
I assume that an Iridium
or Inmarsat satphone would be ok.
What are people experiences with this?