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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter KPart 122Subpart G → §122.728


Title 46: Shipping
PART 122—OPERATIONS
Subpart G—Operational Readiness, Maintenance, and Inspection of Lifesaving Equipment


§122.728   Testing and servicing of Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB).

The master of the vessel shall ensure that:

(a) Each EPIRB, other than an EPIRB in an inflatable liferaft, must be tested monthly, using the integrated test circuit and output indicator, to determine that it is operative;

(b) The EPIRB's battery is replaced after it is used, or before the date required by FCC regulations in 47 CFR Part 80, whichever comes sooner; and

(c) The EPIRB test required by paragraph (a) shall be logged or otherwise documented, as applicable.

[CGD 85-080, 61 FR 935, Jan. 10, 1996, as amended by USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58284, Sept. 29, 2014]


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