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A RACON (RAdar and beaCON) is a radar transponder commonly used to mark maritime navigational hazards. When a racon receives a radar pulse, it responds with a signal on the same frequency which puts an image on the radar display. This takes the form of a short line of dots and dashes forming a Morse character radiating away from the location […]

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IBRD – International Beacon Registration Database

IMO has revised its guidance on Cospas-Sarsat International 406 MHz Beacon Registration Database (IBRD) Need for EPIRB registration and associated databases The provisions relevant to EPIRB registration apply to all ships on all voyages, and are as follows: “Each Contracting Government undertakes to ensure that suitable arrangements are made for registering global maritime distress and […]

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