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emergency position indication radio beacon (maritim radio) (EPIRB)

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is a radio buoy or radio beacon used to indicate an emergency position.

Radio buoy, Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Photo: Gommonauti.it

Radio buoy, Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Photo: Gommonauti.it

An EPIRB is an emergency beacon that is deployed by a ship in distress and used by the rescue team to locate the ship. Once deployed and activated, the EPIRB transmits on the international emergency radio frequency of 406 MHz, which is received and evaluated by the Cospas-Sarsat system or by a navigation satellite. The satellite service then sends the distress signal with the position coordinates to the ships that are in close proximity to the vessel in distress.

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Englisch: emergency position indication radio beacon (maritim radio) - EPIRB
Updated at: 23.03.2018
#Words: 107
Links: beacon, frequency (f), megahertz (MHz), system, navigation (NAV)
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