EPIRB


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EPIRB

[′ē‚pərb]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Indeed, the ship's position should have been known immediately from a simple piece of existing technology known as floatable EPIRBs, and a data recorder recovered within days without any deep diving, says MIT-trained Banzhaf, who has two U.S.
At least they have not realized that the EPIRB is transmitting.
We had about a 30-minute transit to the reported position, and within 20 minutes we received the EPIRB signal.
"I grabbed the EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon), grabbed my wallet, ran out.
Ships at sea are equipped with rescue means, including life jackets, lifebuoys, rafts, lifeboats, EPIRB (Emergency Positioning Indication Radio Beacon--EPIRB, COSPAS--SARSAT), SART (Search and Rescue Transponder--SART), pyrotechnic devices, etc.
Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency said an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was activated at 11pm on Friday.
Fr O'Callaghan, from Ballycotton, said: "The night the Maggie B sank, the Epirb Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon was not working.
Suddenly the high seas also serve a host of technical acronyms, with VHF and SSB radios, GMDSS, GPS, EPIRB along with autopilots, radar, and communication devices providing far more than ballast to the average boater.
The search was triggered after anElectronic Positioning Radio Beacon (EPIRB) fitted to all life rafts was set off automatically and picked up by the coastguard satellite at Falmouth and Kinloss.
A second EPIRB signal was picked up 20 minutes later, allowing coastguards to pinpoint the vessel's position and a huge rescue operation swung into action.
Even if you don't seek out this kind of training, you should at least acquire and learn to use water survival gear--a life raft, personal flotation devices (PFDs), a first-aid kit and an emergency position indicating radiobeacon (EPIRB), a kind of personal ELT using the newer 406 MHz technology.