GME NEWS

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
GME EPIRB RECALL UPDATE

In July 2014 Standard Communications Pty Ltd issued a voluntary recall on a specific range of GME MT400/MT401/MT403 EPIRBs manufactured between January 2005 and February 2008. Standard Communications Pty Ltd advises that having fulfilled all of our moral and legal obligations the GME EPIRB recall program is now considered closed.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACON SAVES PILOT IN NORTHERN TERRITORY HELICOPTER CRASH

The pilot of a Robinson Helicopter, who was the sole occupant, was successfully rescued last week after his GME Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) alerted authorities of his crash and location.

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Monday, January 22, 2018
THE BENEFIT OF CARRYING A REGISTERED EPIRB

On an average day in Australian Waters, between 6 to 12 EPIRB’s are activated in an emergency situation. Sunday, the 14th of February was no exception with two rescues within 24 hours on the opposite ends of Tasmania with one being the crew of a Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race entrant.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DISTRESS BEACONS SAVE LIVES - IT’S THAT SIMPLE

Words that were spoken by the AMSA Search and Rescue Manager, Mr Al Lloyd after another successful rescue just off the township of Grey in Western Australia on Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
GME EPIRB - CRITICAL FACTOR IN SAVING SYDNEY FISHERMEN

Two fishermen are very fortunate to be alive today after their 5.5 metre boat capsized off the southern Sydney coast on Saturday evening.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
GME’S MT600 SAVED THE LIFE OF A FISHERMAN

At about 2pm on the 26th of August, after 12 hours of being in the water, a rescue helicopter found the fisherman alive, and a volunteer rescue vessel retrieved him from the water in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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