Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to properly dispose of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons when they are no longer of use. EPIRBs are devices intended to save lives by transmitting a signal to rescuers with the position of troubled boaters. When they are improperly disposed of they can cost the Coast Guard valuable time and taxpayers thousands of dollars in resource costs. The...

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day. An EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue forces in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 megahertz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations...

Video – Coast Guard Goes Digital

The transition from analog Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) to digital EPIRB’s is explained in this Coast Guard video. The Coast Guard will no longer monitor analog EPIRB transmissions after Feb 1, 2009.

Search and rescue goes digital; analog distress signal no longer received

NEW ORLEANS– The Coast Guard would like to remind commercial and recreational boaters that beginning Feb. 1, 2009, the Coast Guard and other search and rescue personnel will only receive distress alerts from digital 406-MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs).

Coast Guard will no longer monitor 121.5/243MHz emergency beacons

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Beginning Feb. 1 the Coast Guard and other search-and-rescue personnel will only monitor and receive distress alert broadcasts using digital 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB).

New year phases out old technology

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell As the door closes on 2008 and the new year offers a new start, the Coast Guard is urging mariners and aviators to start the year off right and make the switch to a digital emergency beacon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Coast Guard responding to sailors abandoning ship 172 miles off N.C.

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., is responding to four people in a life raft, 172 miles east of Wilmington, Friday.

Coast Guard Urges “Best Safety Practices” for Upcoming Winter Storms

SAN FRANCISCO – As the winter storm season approaches, the Coast Guard is urging the boating public to exercise responsible practices, and to keep beach safety guidelines in mind.