AMSA calls for PLB collection, disposal service

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

AMSA calls for PLB collection, disposal service

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) wants to hear from businesses able to contribute to a national service for distress beacon collection and disposal.

According to AMSA, a national beacon disposal service will help thousands of people dispose of their old beacons safely. Such as service will also reduce false alerts, ensuring search and rescue assets are ready to act promptly in an emergency.

Registrations of interest are open until 28 June 2019 at (ATM ID: ROI 19AMSA073).

Separately, AMSA is seeking supply of approximately 320 PLBs to replace stock due to expire in batches over the next 12 months.

The new PLBs will need to be delivered over a period of 12 months and have different expiry dates. They must fit in the pocket of existing life jackets and must at a minimum meet the measurement requirements.

Registrations of interest are open until 3 June 2019 at (ATM ID: ROI 19AMSA087).

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