One of the biggest mistakes we see is that boaters do not have the correct information on the electronic registration of the EPIRB. We need vessel details, contact information, family or friends contact information – just all kinds of stuff. We desperately need this information to help us with the case. The most common thing we get is the information in the EPIRB alert is from the previous owner so we spend valuable time trying to figure out the current owner and their information. If you own an EPIRB, it is incredibly important to register it with your most recent information.