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Tools For Calling Mayday

More than a dozen ways to yell for help.
Boating Safety

Short-Range “Mayday” Tools
For close range, try a “marine hailer,” like a Standard Horizon 240SW ($40) or even a megaphone. Man-overboard (MOB) alarm devices, like Raymarine’s LifeTag ($600,, consist of personal transmitters and a shipboard receiver that sounds an alert when a crew member, or even a family pet, falls overboard. If all else fails, try a plastic whistle. ACR Electronics’ WW-3 Res-Q rescue whistle costs $7 on

Six for Safety

Tools for Calling Mayday

Red DSC button signals distress

Tools for Calling Mayday
Simrad EP50 Auto EPIRB
Sends distress signal by satellite

Tools for Calling Mayday

Cell Phone Amplifier
Extends, enhances cell range

Tools for Calling Mayday

ACR Nauticast B AIS
Broadcasts info to other vessels

Tools for Calling Mayday
Simrad SA50 SART
Sends rescue signals to radar

Tools for Calling Mayday
Raymarine LifeTag
A man-overboard alert system

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The U.S. Coast Guard is asking all boat owners and operators to help reduce fatalities, injuries, property damage, and associated healthcare costs related to recreational boating accidents by taking personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their passengers. Essential steps include: wearing a life jacket at all times and requiring passengers to do the same; never boating under the influence (BUI); successfully completing a boating safety course; and getting a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) annually from local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, United States Power Squadrons(r), or your state boating agency's Vessel Examiners. The U.S. Coast Guard reminds all boaters to "Boat Responsibly!" For more tips on boating safety, visit

Jul 7, 2012

this is awesome guys thank you for what you do , because i personally see it as a keeping yourself on your toes by keeping yourself ship shape, while taking this test every so often. keep it up thank you.

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