4 UK crew lost after returning from Antigua Classic

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by JosephT, May 18, 2014.

  1. JosephT
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    It may be a case where a PLB would have been useful (as backup for an epirb).
     
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    Totally concur. Redundant day/gps tracking devices are no question good planning. With the rough seas one can only imagine their fate. Epirb signal likely lost and the search called off. Needle in a haystack. Hopefully a passing ship spots them and they have sufficient stores to survive. A huge sea bag of survival food, water, etc.

    All we can do is hope & pray.
     
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