Drastically increase your probability of survival at sea with the multiple built-in redundancies of the GlobalFIX marine distress EPIRB. Upon activation, the GlobalFIX V4’s robust internal GPS accurately fixes your exact location and broadcasts them via a powerful 406 MHz distress signal to Search and Rescue forces worldwide.
This EPIRB is pre-programmed for registration with the US country code and must be registered to a vessel with a US MMSI number. Whilst it will function anywhere around the world, the initial point of contact during an emergency situation would be the US Search and Rescue authorities with whom the PLB would be registered. Please note this EPIRB is not suitable for registration or use in Australia and New Zealand
If you require registration outside of the US, please purchase our alternative listing for ‘Programmed for Rest of World’. We include at no charge a reprogramming service on this alternative listing to ensure the device can be registered in the country of your choice. Please be aware that the EPIRB must be registered in the same country as the MMSI registered to the vessel.
Registering your EPIRB is mandatory in most countries. Registering is very important because should your beacon ever be activated, it is how Search and Rescue Teams will know who you are, and contacts provided may be able to supply information about your specific travel plans. In the absence of this information, it may take longer for a search-and-rescue operation to begin.
This EPIRB should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search and Rescue services. Deliberate misuse of the device could result in a penalty.