How To Choose Your EPIRB

Following up on a detailed description of how EPIRBs work and how calls for help are handled by various authorities, this (not yet available online) Ocean Navigator newsletter elaborates on how to choose the best EPIRB(s) in a specific situation, how to use them properly and when to use other technologies.
“Possibly the most exciting new MOB device is a PLB now used successfully by many single-handed ocean racers. When the wearer of this small transmitter travels more than a short distance from the onboard receiver, the unit steers the vessel head-to-wind. In theory, this stops the vessel, allowing the MOB to catch the vessel and climb back onboard. If the MOB is not back onboard within 10 minutes, the ship�s EPIRB is automatically activated.”

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