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Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

...Boaters and paddlers who operate in remote areas are also encouraged to purchase and carry a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or Personal Locator Beacon. When a beacon signal is received, search and rescue personnel can retrieve...
CG investigates 2 grounded fishing vessels

...Klingenberg said. "They were able to plug up the fuel vents to minimize pollution and had their EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) operating."Klingenberg said the Pacific Queen is sunk at about 240 feet, too deep to be recovered...
Man, son, dog rescued from raft

...13, and their dog Honey were rescued 90 miles southeast of Cordova. The Coast Guard received an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon signal at 5:04 a.m. The Bingmans were on their way from Kodiak to Ketchikan. A Kodiak-based...
Canoein' reunion developed over the past four decades, using a global positioning system unit, modern flares, an emergency position indicating radio beacon and a VHF submersible radio, as well as the expected provisions and camping equipment. The 1961 expedition...

...position " said Stobbe. "He also had a survival suit on, flares, a flashlight, and a 406 EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon) with him as well." Seymour used flares and a flashlight to direct rescuers to his position. The...
State Briefs

...a Federal Communications Commission agent from Anchorage spent four days searching for an activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon before finding it in a vehicle at the Juneau Airport last week. The Coast Guard detected an EPIRB signal...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Tuesday before tracking it down to a store near Juneau's Harris Harbor. A store employee had moved an emergency position indicating radio beacon, unwittingly activating the device, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike Love. The worker had set...
Alaska Digest

...100 miles north of St. Paul Island. The Coast Guard shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday received an "emergency position-indicating radio beacon" from the Big Valley, a crab boat out of Kodiak. The Coast Guard issued a call asking nearby Good...
Coast Guard stresses safety during National Safe Boating Week

...that can help save lives on the water are communication devices like VHF radios, satellite phones, emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) and personal locator beacons, flares, Coast Guard approved life jackets, fire extinguishers...
Coast Guard reminds residents to be safe

...that's required of all commercial fishing vessels and all passenger ships - a high frequency radio or an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). The EPIRB automatically transmits a signal to the Coast Guard via satellite, Francis said...


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