Crocon is an approved service centre for Shore-Based Maintenance (SBM) and Annual Testing for EPIRB, PLB and SART equipment manufactured from McMurdo, which covers the Sailor, Simrad and McMurdo brands.
As an approved service center together with our sister service company Maritimus we possess the adequate calibrated test equipment and facilities for testing and maintenance of devices such as the screen box for testing radio equipment that prevents the emission of signals to satellites which could alert the search and rescue teams while the testing is being conducted. Besides the mentioned, Maritimus is a certified service station from the Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS), the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Bureau Veritas (BV) and Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR) for annual inspection of GMDSS and VDR equipment.
Furthermore, through Crocon you can purchase batteries and spare parts to the original equipment specification. After having performed Shore-Based Maintenance and Annual Testing a service report is issued with a list of the test results and maintenance performed.
According to SOLAS guidelines SBM of the mentioned equipment should be carried out at intervals specified by the flag administration and not exceeding 5 years. It is recommended that the maintenance is performed at the time when the battery is to be changed. Annual testing should also follow the mentioned guidelines, and it should be carried out at intervals not exceeding 12 months.
Through SBM services we also offer support to EPIRB users and provide the service of reconditioned SBM units for emergency replacements of beacons.