USCG Calls For PLBs On EVERY Life Jacket

Access the report: Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report In the United States Coast Guard's upcoming El Faro investigation report, Captain Jason Neubauer USCG, Chairman of the Marine Board of Investigation, will recommend that all Personal Flotation Devices on oceangoing commercial vessels be outfitted with a Personal Locator Beacon. On the morning of … [Read more...]

NOAA Wants To Say… Happy 406MHz EPIRB Day!

Today is 406MHz beacon day! 406MHz beacons are used on vessels (EPIRBs), by outdoor enthusiasts (PLBs) and on aircraft (ELTs). 406 day serves as a reminder for 406 MHz beacon owners to update their NOAA registration. This can be done at https://beaconregistration.noaa.gov/. Is your beacon registered? Each year NOAA’s satellites help Search and Rescue personnel by … [Read more...]

gCaptain LIVE E17 – Unboxing The Iridium inReach Text Messenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m9jp417rss In today’s edition of gCaptain LIVE our Founder, John Konrad will show you how to send and receive text messages at sea with the Iridium powered Delorme inReach SE.   Also Mentioned in this episode: ACR ResQLink+ PLB Delorme InReach Explorer with Chartplotter Ripcord Rescue … [Read more...]