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Flint island kiribati

-11.4305558°S, -151.8189831°W

Posted on February 20, 2019 by daniel glaab

What happened?

My crew and I (a young swiss couple were exploring uninhabited islands in remote South Pacific. We were hanging off the lee side of Flint island for about 2 weeks, and suddenly woke up in the wash of the reef at 3 am. The boat was immediately thrown up onto the reef. We activated the Epirb and sent emails to my contacts apprising situation. Copas/Sarsat informed JRCC junea ak, who in turn informed JRCC tahiti and we were able to communicate via sat email with them. They dispatched a French Navy fisheries patrol vessel which arrived 3 days later and plucked us off beach. 

See news story with pics below

https://www.tahitinews.co/index.php/2019/02/05/trois-naufrages-secourus-par-le-bougainville-au-kiribati/ 

Words of wisdom

Always be prepared for the unexpected

Thank you note

This is actually the second time this epirb rescued me, the fact I salvaged from the first and kept with me (with a new battery) is a testament to my faith in this excellent product. THANKS

Rescue location

Flint island kiribati

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GlobalFix™ PRO EPIRB

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This Product Has Been Discontinued.  #StaySafeOutThere with the GlobalFix™ PRO Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). This beacon is equipped with an internal GPS that quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of search and rescue satellites, should you run into a boat emergency. Have peace of mind every time you head offshore knowing that the GlobalFix PRO EPIRB consistently takes the ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’.    

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