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The ACR EPIRBs or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons are distress radio beacons that transmit location information about ships directly to Search and Rescue forces, letting them know that the owner is in the grave and i mminent danger.
Is there a subscription fee for beacon registration or rescue service?
It is free. Should you ever have to activate your beacon, rescue is free in most parts of the world.
What is the difference between a Category I and a Category II EPIRB?
The difference is in how the EPIRB is deployed. A Category I beacon automatically deploys when a vessel sinks. The beacon floats free at a depth of 1. 5 to 3. 0m (4. 9 to 13. 1ft). The EPIRB can be manually activated while in its bracket or manually removed and activated. A Category II beacon is manually deployed. The EPIRB will automatically activate when removed from its bracket and comes in contact with water, or when it is still in its bracket but a person has lifted the switch to the activation position.
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