“The Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 saved my life”

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 to the area.
Accurate registration of the PLB allowed the coast guard to promptly identify the nature of the vessel in distress and that there were two people on board.

The rescue helicopter arrived on scene soon after the alert was raised and after establishing the exact position of the survivors, they hoisted them into the helicopter. The pair were flown to Air Station Miami, shaken and wet, but in good health.

The US Coast Guard and many rescue authorities around the world recommend all boaters to carry an emergency beacon such as an EPIRB or PLB when transiting offshore.