... Safe boating week continues through may 24th...
Monday's topic is the use of emergency position indicating radio
beacons. Emergency beacons, through the worldwide offered service
of cospas-sarsat, aid in the detection, location and search and
Rescue of boats, aircraft, and people in distress. Beacons
designed for SHIPS and boats are called emergency position
indicating radio beacons. When activated manually or automatically
upon immersion, emergency position indicating radio beacons send
out distress signals, which are monitored worldwide by satellites.
Except for the expense of buying a Beacon, this system is free.
For additional safe boating, some personal locator beacons are
designed for use in water and may be attached to life vests. All
406 megahertz beacons should be registered with NOAA. Additional
information for emergency beacons can be found at
www.Sarsat.NOAA.Gov all lower case.
Again, National safe boating week continues through may 24th.
Tuesday's topic will deal with understanding a marine forecast.