Naples, FL, USA
Posted on January 17, 2019 by Joseph
On May 15, 2015, my friend Keith and I were on my 23 ft Dusky. We were offshore overnight fishing. Throughout the night into the morning we begin to experience rough seas. We were approximately 33 miles off shore and while heading to other spot we spun the prop. We tried reaching a coastguard with a VHF radio but supposedly there was a blackout on the frequency. We set signal on our ACR EPIRB within hours showed the US coastguard from Fort Myers, FL located us off of Naples, FL. They checked us for our safety and then we begin under tow towards shore. The coastguard radio to sea tows who met us 20 miles off shore and towed us the rest of the way through storms and lighting to Bay View Park in Naples, FL. We were greeted by love ones who were extremely concern for our safety. They brought us warm food and drinks. Later we found out on the internet the coastguard frequency had a block out on their VHF frequency. If not for the EPIRB, there’s no telling how long we would have been stranded out off shore. Unfortunately, we did not see any other boats besides our rescue boats. The experience has taught me the value of having an ACR, Keith and I was worried due to the mechanical failure. We were losing hope once VHF radio wasn’t working and we both worried about our safety. Going forward after this event I make sure the ACR EPIRB is in my boat. Thank you again for being there for us!
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Naples, FL, USA
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- LED strobe light
- Self Test
- 66 Channel GPS
- Easy emergency activation
- Antenna clip
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