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Satellite Messengers Get HELP when out of Range

Photo: Glenn Hayes

In a recent edition of All At Sea we discussed Emergency Positioning Beacons (EPIRBs) and Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) but there is also another option of emergency communication known as satellite messengers. In a life-threatening situation, having a way of …

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EPIRB GPS – Lifesaving Rescue Beacons

Photo courtesy of ACR Electronics

You are at sea and conditions have rapidly deteriorated. Your vessel is taking on water and the only option is to abandon ship. The radio equipment has been rendered useless and you are left floating or treading water in the …

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Worldwide Internet Access for Boats

If rumors are correct, it seems that Google’s plans for worldwide internet access are moving right along.  Many of you have already heard about Project Loon and the plan to launch balloons covering the globe beaming internet to all the …

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