When Mark Bernucho left his Louisiana home for a fishing trip, little did he know that the tiny Ocean Signal PLB1 personal locator beacon he always carries would be so useful. When the fishing was proving unproductive he decided to move to a new site, but the engine on his 20 foot aluminium V-Hull boat […]
Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacon played an integral part in the rescue of a Japanese tourist in New Zealand this year. The 83-year-old activated his PLB1 after slipping into the river in the middle of the large Kaweka Forest Park and was subsequently picked up by a rescue helicopter. “It saved my life! […]
An 18-year-old bush-walker was rescued from the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia after activating his rescueME PLB1. The teenager became disorientated while walking in wild terrain near Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges National Park, with no food or water with him. Following the distress call, a police officer was winched into the area, but […]
Three motorbike riders were rescued from a remote area of Australia’s Simpson Desert after alerting rescue services using their Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1. Kevin Chapman, along with two friends, was at the end of the first day of a long-planned crossing of the Simpson Desert, riding through great scenery and terrain, when disaster struck after […]
Ocean Signal highlights benefits of carrying Personal Locator Beacon after rescueME PLB1 is activated in successful rescues.
Ocean Signal’s popular rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacon has played an integral part in the rescue of 83-year-old Japanese tourist. The tourist, who was on his 21st visit to New Zealand, spends about a month a year here, fishing for rainbow trout. This year, before heading into the middle of the large Kaweka Forest Park, […]
The rescueME PLB1 saved the lives of two people from a catamaran when it sank after sustaining damage 20 nautical miles of the Miami coast. The US Coast Guard 7th District command centre in Miami received the emergency alert just after eleven o’clock on Sunday morning (27th October) and immediately launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter […]