EPIRBs Should be Essential Equipment Aboard Fishing Vessels
Time is of the essence when a person goes overboard and a vessel or fisherman carrying an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), which has been registered with the rescue coordination centre in Halifax, could mean the difference between life and death.
This was clearly shown on Nov. 30, 2015, 23 nautical miles from Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia.
On that date, a crewman aboard the Cock-a-Wit Lady fell overboard.
This was dumping day for the LFA 34 lobster fishery, with ...