The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Alert 03-16 to inform that Kannad Marine has issued a recall of all SAFELINK EPIRBs due to a possible defect that could result in the beacon not operating in emergency situations.
If you own or use a SAFELINK EPIRB automatic or manual model as identified in the SAFELINK Recall Safety Notice you should seek replacement devices as soon as possible and NOT use it as a primary search and rescue beacon onboard your vessel.
View MSA 03-16 for full product and marine safety alert details.
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