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Old 16-11-2015, 13:57   #1
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GEOS SAR

Does anyone has experience with and/or advice about GEOS SAR membership while cruising the Bahamas?
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Re: GEOS SAR

you do not need it or the Bahamas.

There is almost always another boat in VHF range to help in an emergency, if not many (I assume you have a built in VHF and not a handheld). On the off-chance you cannot raise a boat or land base on VHF you can always use a SPOT or InReach or SatPhone to get help in a REAL emergency. Heck, you can talk to the US Coast Guard from a large area of the Bahamas over VHF and they regularly patrol there by helicopter and plane (yes - USCG).

Then there are the Bahamians, which are always extremely kind and helpful.

Have you bought the Explorer Chartbooks for the Bahamas? If not, I would do so not only for the charts but also as a great cruising guide. They write all about radio procedures, emergencies, provisioning, customs and immigration, etc... Anything you wanted to know is in that and a few other Bahamas cruising guides.

http://www.explorercharts.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Cruising-Guide...cruising+guide
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