Starting on August 1st AREG member MRT will host a month-long Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) amnesty, allowing organisations and individuals with unused or expired PLBs to return them to be disposed of correctly. It wants to ensure that any company with equipment that is currently being stored and considered “unfit for purpose” is responsibly recycled rather than being discarded in a way that may damage the environment.
During this time MRT will accept all manufacturers and brands of equipment. The amnesty is a global initiative, and the company is inviting everyone who can to participate.
MRT’s mission is to protect and save lives. The company offer a wide range of revolutionary personal locator beacons (PLBs) and man overboard safety solutions for offshore industries and recreational applications.
The organisation has a long history of working in this field, starting with its founder falling overboard from a vessel, into shark infested waters, in 1960. The company was founded because of this incident and has gone on to win many awards for its work.
To read more about the amnesty and how to return equipment visit MRT’s website.