Sea Tow Foundation EPIRB / PLB Beacon Rental Program
Being prepared for the “unexpected” is big part of boating safety. Take along some peace of mind on your next water adventure: fishing trip, paddle sports, weekend getaway, up the coast, on the lake, or out to sea and pack an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).
Use EPIRBs and PLBs to alert search-and-rescue services in the event of an emergency by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations to the nearest rescue coordination center.
When you need it most, search-and-rescue organizations instruct that beacons are satellite signaling devices of last resort, for use when all other means of self-rescue have been exhausted, where the situation is grave with imminent danger and bodily harm or valuable property will occur without assistance.