After 4 years since theEPIRB has been put into service, the Italian regulation requires the replacement of theEPIRB or the battery, even if the expiration date of the battery printed on the device is later.
For further information please refer to the SBM procedure in our glossary, where in the second paragraph the reasons why replacement of theEPIRB, instead of just the battery, would be recommended are explained.
This is the ninth consecutive year that the GME Buy Back Campaign has been revalidated, which testifies the success of this operation and the strong appreciation of the users towards this initiative.
The GME campaign is valid for any make or model of EPIRB to be scrapped. The value of the used vehicle is assessed irrespective of the brand or type of used vehicle returned and is only dependent on the GME model purchased.
There is no change in conditions this year from the previous 2020 Buy Back campaign.