Originally Posted by btrayfors
The news article says the boat "had no EPIRB
, HF radio
, or satellite
From the picture, it appears that it also had no boom or sails either!
IMHO, the article was mislabeled. Should have read, "Five Idiots Rescued Near Philippines
I mean those three r basic comm sailmaker
for most American sailors. SSB/HF is imp. So many merchant ships in the ocean man the network. Someone can relay ur urgent message.
EPIRB can safe u from a possible death.
The last item - sat phone
, am not sure about. First of all it is costly. Second, many countries hv their reservations on bringing in sat phones in their waters. For instance, u might get into serious trouble if u enter Indian waters with a Portable SATPHONE. Security