Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Lifesaving Incidents

Apple Announces EPIRB-Like Satellite SOS Feature

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today at a launch event in California, Apple announced they built emergency satellite communication it’s calling

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 10590

Friday, May 7, 2021
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Coast Guard Promoting Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety, Use of EPIRBs

The U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic is working to raising awareness related to commercial fishing vessel safety including the importance of having and properly

May 7, 2021
Total Views: 1922

Friday, April 6, 2018
Maritime News

Happy 406 Day! Don’t Forget to Register or Update Your Emergency Beacon – #406DAY18

Happy 406 Day! Each year on April 4 we celebrate 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position

April 6, 2018
Total Views: 96

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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

October 1, 2017
Total Views: 576

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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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

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 88

Friday, December 9, 2016
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gCaptain LIVE E17 – Unboxing The Iridium inReach Text Messenger

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

December 9, 2016
Total Views: 49

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WATCH: EPIRB Leads to Successful Rescue of Four Off South Carolina

On June 28, 2016 out of Charleston, SC a 27-foot Sea Pro ended up falling apart and sinking with 4 people on board. In this case an EPIRB, life

July 5, 2016
Total Views: 45

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Rescue’s Success Hinges Upon EPIRB

By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert It was another early Friday morning for the crew of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules based out of Coast Guard Air Station

February 22, 2013
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Press Releases

Ocean Signal Makes Move into Russia

PRESS RELEASE — Ocean Signal, UK manufacturer of communications and safety at sea equipment, has appointed MS Service, based in St Petersburg, as its

September 12, 2012
Total Views: 11

Friday, March 2, 2012
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Man Overboard – Are AIS SARTS the Best MOB Devices?

Fire, sinking, and even collisions can turn an ordinary day at sea into a flutter of activity and worry, but nothing provokes the immediate and raw emotions as

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 1253

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

406 EPIRBS are Digital, Right?

A little, Sort Of. Back on February 1st 2009, though boat owners and ship riders didn’t hear it, there were celebrations all over the rescue world as the

February 8, 2012
Total Views: 89

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Being Prepared in an Emergency…it’s the Difference Between Life and Death At Sea [VIDEO]

Travis Niemi, a commercial fisherman, talks to the US Coast Guard about the importance of offshore lifesaving equipment after his boat capsized and sank off

January 3, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

EPIRB 101 – The Coast Guard EPIRB FAQ

The US Coast Guard recently asked facebook fans what item that helps them boat responsibly would they like to know more about. While there were votes for VHF

June 7, 2011
Total Views: 654

Thursday, April 14, 2011

UK Based Ocean Signal Enters Crowded GMDSS Market – Video

With the crowded nature of the GMDSS / Emergency Signaling market, does the maritime world really need another manufacturer? I’ll leave that question for

April 14, 2011
Total Views: 7

Saturday, March 5, 2011

SafeLink R10 SRS – Kannad Marine Launches Personal AIS-Based EPIRB

Kannad Marine will launch the SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) at the Miami International Boat Show in conjunction with new US Distributor, Survitec

March 5, 2011
Total Views: 138

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

AIS SART – It’s Time To Get Serious About AIS

Most of our readers are familiar with Search And Rescue Transponders, those devices that look similar to EPIRBs that, when interrogated by X-band radar,

October 5, 2010
Total Views: 146


EasyRescue AIS SART – The Must Have Safety Device Of The Future

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), the handheld sized versions of EPIRB’s and we have even gone as far as saying

October 5, 2010
Total Views: 153

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Personal Locator Beacons – EPIRBS For Your Lifejacket

gCaptain has long been a fan of the idea behind SPOT’s personal locator devices but gCaptain readers have pointed out a major concern, a SPOT it is not a

September 15, 2010
Total Views: 470

Friday, June 26, 2009

McMurdo Fast-Find 210 – Change In The Way You Think About EPIRBS

A few months ago we received a press release from McMurdo on a revolutionary product, the Fast-Find 210 PLB, a portable version of an EPIRB, The revolutionary

June 26, 2009
Total Views: 33

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Switch to 406 – Reminder

As of yesterday, February 1, 2009, 121.5 and 243 MHz emergency beacons are no longer being monitored by satellite.  All mariners, aviators and individuals who

February 3, 2009
Total Views: 4