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21.3069444°N, -157.8583333°W

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Kevin

What happened?

Our Islander 32 was disabled in a storm on 10/26/14. This was a delivery from Honolulu to Everett, WA. I activated my beacon after determining the vessel was no longer seaworthy, and that continuing the 900 or so miles to Cape Flattery would be unwise. We were rescued by the Hyundai Grace, a Korean container ship with a Filipino crew, and taken to Panama.

Thank you ACR employees! Your product saved three lives in a nasty October storm in the North Pacific, and we and our families couldn’t be more grateful. I tell anyone who will listen–and some who don’t want to–that a PLB is as important a piece of safety gear as your PFD.

Here are some news accounts:

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/10/rescuers-head-toward-disabled-sailboat-in-pacific/

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/vessels-lost-missing-danger/172962-three-rescued-disabled-32-foot-sailboat.html

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/tag/hales-revenge/

This is my blog: www.backbeatsailing.com

Words of wisdom

I tell anyone who will listen–and some who don’t want to–that a PLB is as important a piece of safety gear as your PFD.

Thank you note

 Thank you ACR employees! Your product saved three lives in a nasty October storm in the North Pacific, and we and our families couldn’t be more grateful. 

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ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View. Learn More It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, 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 survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable!  
  • Buoyant
  • LED strobe light
  • Self Test
  • 66 Channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Antenna clip

WARNING: PROP 65

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