If your beacon is accidentally activated, switch it off immediately and contact the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on 1800 641 792. There is no penalty for accidental activation.


The information that should be reported includes:

· The PLB’s 15-digit Unique Identifier Number (UIN). Also identified as the 15-digit Hex ID

· Time and date

· Duration and cause of activation

· Location of beacon at the time of activation