The GEOS Alliance
Has anyone heard of this group? They want you to use devices approved by them to contact them in the case of an emergency
. Then they supposedly initiate your rescue
. The SPOT device has limited coverage but the new IRIDIUM
extreme has global coverage. What I don't understand is, who comes to rescue
you (private companies)? What if you set off your epirb
(will this get someone else out to rescue you)?
Who is liable to pay for your rescue anyway? Not that it is to be abused or relied upon, but dont most countries have some sort of deal going on with each other that rescues will not be charged? I know the AU government
does not charge to rescue people.