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Dead Engines in Bahamian Waters

25.690209005459°N, -77.438903808594°W

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Atilla

What happened?

We were on route from Hypoluxo Island, Florida to Romora Bay, Harbor Island, Bahamas. Already in Bahamian water, our engines stopped. We tried to call for help with a cell phone, but there was no signal; and then again with a VHF radio, but still, no answer. After that, we launched multiple red aerial flares and continued to call on VHF with no answer. Last option was to activate the EPIRB. US and local Coast Guard communicated with a nearby cargo ship and they contacted us by VHF and asked the situation. About 1 hour later, a cargo ship came to our rescue and towed us to the nearest port.

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Words of wisdom

Prepare for the worst even on routine routes / days!

Thank you note

Thank you, ACR team, for the great equipment. Easy to use even in difficult environments!

Rescue location

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GlobalFix™ iPRO EPIRB

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This Product Has Been Discontinued.   Roam freely and safely with the GlobalFix™ iPRO Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). When it comes to marine safety electronics, this EPIRB is in a class of its own. The GlobalFix iPRO has a digital display that lets you view all of the beacon's functionalities, including GPS latitude/longitude, transmission bursts, and battery power. Know that if you run into a boat emergency, the GlobalFix iPRO EPIRB will help search and rescue teams pinpoint your location and help get you home safe and sound.  

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