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EPIRB Proves Its Worth in Sudden Capsize

Seven French sailors whose catamaran capsized off the west coast of Scotland were rescued after an emergency beacon alerted the coastguard to their plight. The suddenness of the capsize meant that the crew did not have time to manually activate … Continue reading

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Disoriented Sailor with Disabled Vessel Rescued 300+ Miles Offshore

Yet another reminder of the importance of having an EPIRB on board and just how much a lack of good rest can affect your safety. The Coast Guard safely towed a lost operator and his sailing vessel, Lancastrian, approximately 370 … Continue reading

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French Sailor Rescued Thanks to EPIRB

Another sailor saved by having the proper safety equipment aboard. Coast Guard crews in combined efforts with the crew of the cargo vessel Megalodon rescued a sailor aboard a life raft Friday, approximately 420 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico. … Continue reading

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