Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MIAMI – The Coast Guard is reminding boaters Friday of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and personal locator beacons (PLBs) for 406 Day. 406 Day is a national campaign run by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spread awareness of EPIRBs and PLBs...

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance
NEW ORLEANS – Friday is 406 Day this year. 406 Day is a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBS, and personal locator beacons, or PLBs, in boating safety. In 2017, the Eighth Coast Guard District responded to 344 distress signals from EPIRBS aboard aircraft and boats. An EPIRB works by transmitting a signal that...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 sailors 1,200 miles southeast of Cape Cod

 Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 sailors 1,200 miles southeast of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard coordinated a rescue of three sailors approximately 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at approximately 2 p.m., Thursday. Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston were notified at approximately 6 a.m., Thursday, of a 406MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon signal registered to the 42-foot French-flagged sailing vessel Tao...

3 sailors rescued 50 miles off Panamanian coast

3 sailors rescued 50 miles off Panamanian coast
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three sailors aboard a sinking sailboat approximately 50 miles south of Balboa, Panama, at approximately 5:23 p.m., Sunday. Watchstanders from the 11th Coast Guard District rescue coordination center in Alameda, Calif., were notified at approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday of a distress signal from a U.S.-registered 406 MHz emergency...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel offshore Grand Isle

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel offshore Grand Isle
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued four people from a capsized vessel approximately 200 yards offshore Grand Isle, Sunday morning. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from the personal craft Stray Cat located about one-half nautical mile south of Grand Isle at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday....

Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers encouraged to remember boaters on gift lists

Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers encouraged to remember boaters on gift lists
A life jacket is one of the most effective pieces of life-saving equipment and makes an excellent holiday gift. ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers to remember the boaters on their holiday gift lists and to take advantage of discounts various outfitters and marine retailers are offering on life-saving equipment. “What better way is...