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  • n. Emergency position indicating radio beacon.


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  • She had left just one means of communication: the so-called EPIRB distress beacons that she was only to use as a last resort.

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  • The signal from the EPIRB was the only distress signal received by the Coast Guard from USA Latest News

  • I'm interested in technology like the SPOT or an EPIRB.

    This is another follow up question... from kolbsters, who takes their cellphone to the stand with them?

  • EPIRB: Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (shown above) come in many shapes and sizes.

    Common Sense On The Water

  • Come to that, an EPIRB would be a much better "survival weapon" than a gun.

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  • He then tightens his life jacket, and double checks to make sure his EPIRB is attached to him in case he falls out of the basket and gets separated from the rescue swimmer.


  • Next he grabs the EPIRB and sets it off, before handing it to Chris, saying, “Keep this with you every second!”


  • Each EPIRB had been registered with the Coast Guard when it was first purchased, and the number on the EPIRB could be traced back to the owner, who had supplied contact telephone numbers.


  • Donna explained that the EPIRB must surely be an emergency because the captain said they were in stormy seas that were twenty feet and their position was 36°59'N, 67°33'W.


  • He knows the monumental dilemma they are in, knows the boat—with the EPIRB—has drifted far away, and knows they are expending significant energy on each and every wave.



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