EPIRBs

Another means of calling for help at sea In the last article we looked at using a marine VHF radio to call for help at sea. In this article we are going to look at another, supplementary means of distress alerting: Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons or EPIRBs. What is an EPIRB? An EPIRB is…

For those in peril on the sea

How do we call for help? We all hope it will never happen to us but if you spend time at sea on any craft, you have to accept that things can sometimes go wrong. The ability to deal with problems afloat is a fundamental part of seamanship and seafarers have a long history of…