Hornet News

EPIRB and PLB

Register directly online

The MCA has launched a new 24-7 online registration platform - www.gov.uk/406beacon.

New beacon owners are advised to create an online account and register as soon as possible.

Existing customers must confirm their beacon details on the new service by logging in using the email with which they registered their beacon. If this registration occurred within the last eight years the Beacon Registry will be in contact by email or letter with advise as to how to do this, and how to manage their data in the future.

The new on-line service follows years of complaints about delays in registering EPIRBs and PLBs with the Beacon Registry, with so me owners waiting up to 18 months to receive confirmation of their registration.