Revised Performance Standards of EPIRB & VDR

Revised Performance Standards of EPIRB, IMO Resolution MSC471(101) was adopted on 14 June 2019.

  • IMO Resolution MSC.471(101)

Revised Performance Standards is applied to the EPIRB installed on or after 1 July 2022.
Regarding the interpretation of "installed", IACS made UI SC295 but it was not submitted to IMO.
Since unified interpretation of “installed” has not been determined now, instructions of Flag States may be applied.

  • IACS UI SC295

Please refer to the Flag State Information for the interpretation of "installed".

When we receive further information, we will up-date this information.

Relating to the resolution, since Performance Standard of EPIRB is referred in Performance Standard of VDR as Float-free capsule, amendments to Performance Standards of VDR, IMO Resolution MSC494(104) was adopted on 7 October 2021

  • IMO Resolution MSC.494(104)

The revised Performance Standards is applied to the VDR installed on or after 1 July 2022. Since unified interpretation of “installed” has not been also determined now, instructions of Flag States may be applied.

When we receive further information, we will up-date this information.

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