Coast Guard seeks public’s help in locating false distress caller in Lynwood, CA

Coast Guard seeks public's help in locating false distress caller in Lynwood, CA
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in finding a person who has made several suspected false distress alerts to the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center since late December. The caller transmits Digital Selective Calling distress alerts repeatedly through VHF-FM radio transmissions and is believed to be located in the vicinity of Lynwood. Shortly...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescues 2 men, dog

Coast Guard, local agencies rescues 2 men, dog
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and local first responders rescued two men and a dog when their sailing vessel began taking on water approximately a half mile off the coast of Kiawah Island, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification of the distress through Digital Selective Calling, the one-button emergency transmission feature on their boat’s VHF radio....

On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell

On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell
New technology, better range and reliability can mean the difference between life and death Story by Petty Officer 1st Class John D. Miller Greg Arlotta’s voice turned grim as the boat beneath him slipped below the 37-degree waters of the Delaware Bay in the early morning darkness of Dec. 23, 2010. “When this [cell] phone gets wet, I’m dead,” Arlotta told a 911 operator in the Sussex County,...

Coast Guard Issues Marine Safety Alert

The Coast Guard issued the following Marine Safety Alert today. Mariner’s Safety Endangered when VHF Radio Distress Alerts by Digital Selective Calling lack location and identification information. United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert 04-11 September 1, 2011 Washington, DC googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); As the Coast Guard’s...

How to Use Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios

The Coast Guard Auxiliary explains Digital Selective Calling, or DSC, Radios, as well as the safety benefits of combining the new technology with the Coast Guard Rescue 21 system. Video produced by Florida State College at Jacksonville.