Vero Beach, FL, USA

Home

/

Survivor Stories

/

Vero Beach, FL, USA

Lives saved

0

Boating

Boating

River

River

Mechanical failure

Mechanical failure

Fire

Fire

Boating

Vero Beach, FL, USA

27.6386434°N, -80.3972736°W

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Lanny

What happened?

  We are Lanny and Chris Ross. We owned a 2015 Grady-White, 300 Marlin, that  we bought from and kept at Vero Marine Center, Vero Beach, Florida.  Shortly after midnight July 24th, the morning of July 25, 2018 we received  a phone call from friends of ours, who own a business adjacent to the Marina.   They informed us there was a fire at the Marina in the vicinity of our slip, and  that fire trucks and police were there.  

   On our way to the Marina we received another call from the U. S. Coast  Guard notifying us that our personal locator beacon had activated, sending out a  signal.  They were inquiring about our safety, wanting to know if we were in  distress.  Fortunately for us, we were not on the boat at that time, however we  had just, four days prior, returned from twelve days of cruising in the  Abacos. 

    Needless to say, once we received the call from the Coast Guard, we were  pretty certain our Grady-White was involved in the fire. 

    Investigators and the insurance company ruled the origin of the fire to be  electric and declared our boat a total loss.

     Although some systems on the boat failed, it was a relief and good news to  know that the personal locator beacon had not failed and even with all the destruction the beacon had performed as promised and as promoted.  As seen in the attached photos the beacon was totally destroyed in the fire. 

    We have since acquired another Grady-White, 300 Marlin and are in the  process of getting her properly equipped.  For certain, the ACR 2884 AquaLink  View Personal Locator Beacon is on our list of acquisitions.  We purchased our original ACR 2884 from the Vero Marine Center in Vero Beach, Florida. 

     With best regards,    

 Lanny & Chris Ross 

215 11th Sq SW 

Vero Beach, FL 32962  
 

Words of wisdom

Proper safety equipment may never be needed, but is too vital to ignore.

Thank you note

   We are Lanny and Chris Ross. We owned a 2015 Grady-White, 300 Marlin, that  we bought from and kept at Vero Marine Center, Vero Beach, Florida.

Shortly after midnight July 24th, the morning of July 25, 2018 we received  a phone call from friends of ours, who own a business adjacent to the Marina.   They informed us there was a fire at the Marina in the vicinity of our slip, and  that fire trucks and police were there.
 
On our way to the Marina we received another call from the U. S. Coast  Guard notifying us that our personal locator beacon had activated, sending out a  signal.  They were inquiring about our safety, wanting to know if we were in  distress.  Fortunately for us, we were not on the boat at that time, however we  had just, four days prior, returned from twelve days of cruising in the  Abacos.
 
Needless to say, once we received the call from the Coast Guard, we were  pretty certain our Grady-White was involved in the fire.
 
Investigators and the insurance company ruled the origin of the fire to be  electric and declared our boat a total loss.
 
Although some systems on the boat failed, it was a relief and good news to  know that the personal locator beacon had not failed and even with all the destruction the beacon had performed as promised and as promoted.  As seen in the attached photos the beacon was totally destroyed in the fire.
 
We have since acquired another Grady-White, 300 Marlin and are in the  process of getting her properly equipped.  For certain, the ACR 2884 AquaLink  View Personal Locator Beacon is on our list of acquisitions.  We purchased our original ACR 2884 from the Vero Marine Center in Vero Beach, Florida.

 
With best regards,
 
Lanny & Chris Ross
215 11th Sq SW
Vero Beach, FL 32962

Rescue location

Vero Beach, FL, USA

Rescue team

Other

AquaLink™ View

Go to product details

This Product Has Been Discontinued.   **NOT FOR SALE IN U.S.A.   Head offshore with the confidence of the handheld AquaLink™ View Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Its digital display provides all the important information about the beacon's functions, including GPS positioning and transmission bursts. Plus, its buoyant design means that if the AquaLink View accidentally falls overboard, it'll float. Have peace of mind knowing that if a boat emergency should occur, this personal emergency beacon will quickly relay your position to satellite networks, and reduce search and rescue time.  

WARNING: PROP 65

     

Out of stock