HM Coastguard alerted to yachtmen in difficulty after EPIRB beacon alert
Today we are celebrating volunteers as part of Maritime Safety Week and this successful search and rescue operation reminds us how important they are to safety at sea and on the coast.
HM Coastguard coordinated a search and rescue operation and rescued two yachtsmen after a personal locator beacon was activated around 10.30pm yesterday (5 July).
HM Coastguard Controller James Instance said: “We were alerted to the incident because the crew set off two Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) which enabled us to successfully locate them. This demonstrates the importance of carrying EPIRBS and ensuring they are registered with the coastguard at gov.uk/406beacon.”
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