Sensible writing but I do have an issue with such articles possibly convincing someone less experienced to forget carrying flares and rely soley on electronic devices.
I am not arguing that one would not use a radio
, EPRIB, sat or mobile phone
if one got into trouble. I certainly would.
But having been asked to help out finding and standing by a sinking boat
some years back off the Austrlian west coast
, I'll never forget it was his flares fired into the sky that got us on track to locate the yacht.
was up to his gunnels when we got there (but stunningly still afloat and sailing!!). I strongly suspect any or all electronic devices on board might not have been operable at that stage.