Knowledge Sailing Long Distances

Some thoughts on the EPIRB


The EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) has been on the advance for years and hardly any blue water yacht sails without it. But other technologies like satellite phones have improved significantly similarly. I toyed with the idea to buy a satellite phone instead of an EPIRB. It’s no longer that expansive, and affordable for the price-conscious sailor. And there are more advantages. In case of an emergency, one can talk directly to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) and get …. Read more