Cross out alt
  • Right chevron
    • English (US) Checkbox full
    • Español Checkbox empty
    • Français (FR) Checkbox empty

     

    Checkout arrow left
    Back to
    survivor
    stories
    Our <br/>survivor<br/> stories
     
    Weymouth UK
    Fishing
    50.6144°N, 2.4576°W
     
     
    Our
    survivor
    stories
    Weymouth UK
    Fishing
    50.6144°N, 2.4576°W

    Resqlink plb front view

    ResQLink™

    2880
    Shop Now
    Survivor
    Simon
    Rescued By
    Coastguard
    Date Of Rescue
    2018-07-19

    Lives saved

    2
    Adults

    Activity

    Fishing

    Terrain

    Ocean

    Issue

    Mechanical Failure

    What happened?

     

    I am a commercial fisherman in the UK. I have just bought a brand new e-tech out board fitted to my 19 foot boat. We decided to take the boat on sea trials to check our fuel economy and range. So out of Weymouth we go sweet as a nut. Headed SW 20 miles. I changed the fuel can. I then tried to start the engine and nothing on the key, just a click. I was still in phone range so I phoned the dealer and he said it was in gear protection and I would get used to it. 


    Anyhow, we got it going and carried on five miles; got to a wreck and turned the engine off and tried to start it again. It would not start. We tried to contact for help between the radio and phones and reached no one. It was late and we weren't going anywhere and no one was coming our way. The PLB was my only option. Luckily the boat itself was in fine shape; it is the engine that did not work so we were towed to safety upon the RNLI and UK Coast Guard's response to my beacon call. We are grateful for our beacon and back to work. We can't say much for the boat engine manufacturer but we sure were grateful our PLB worked.


    1daa420cf4cfbc78e3ce2bdc70e50964
    1daa420cf4cfbc78e3ce2bdc70e50964


    Words of Wisdom

     
    The PLB was my only option.

    Thank you note to ACR

     

    Thank you ACR!

    Rescue Location

     

    Next story

    Quandary Peak, Hiking


    ResQLink™

    2880

    Personal Locator Beacon

    It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™ PLB Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected situation, the ResQLink PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites. PLBs have helped save thousands of people's lives.

     

    WARNING: PROP 65

    Our survivor stories

    B79beb89a2c4ecef1d235122f06f25f1

    Nelson Cave NZ

    View full story Pdetail survivor arrow icn

    31ff0ffa299f099e6fd76dab399f2142

    Atlantic Ocean, USA

    View full story Pdetail survivor arrow icn

    Surv news icn

    THE NEWS

    A Boater's Guide To Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)

    A quick guide on...

    Home news arrow
    Florida Boaters with EPIRBs and PLBs to Receive Discounts on Vessel Registration Fees

    Learn how the ...

    Home news arrow
    How the Cospas-Sarsat Search and Rescue System Works with EPIRB, Personal Locator Beacons, and ELTs

    Quietly flying above...

    Home news arrow
    Arrow right
    Arrow right

    Your cart

    Your cart

     

    0 items

    Your cart is empty

    Subtotal