En-route to Boston
|Product Name||GlobalFix™ 406 GPS Cat I & II EPIRB|
|Date of Rescue||10/22/2014|
|Saved By||Commercial Fishing Vessel near by - FV Merit|
|Beacon Purchased From||Sound Marine Electronics|
Travelling 78 degrees on 10/22/14, tug boat Karen Jean transiting Block Island Sound en-route to Boston encountered deteriorating conditions. By 1500 hours sea conditions reached 4 feet, speed was reduced to 2-3 knots. At 1600 hours, speed was reduced to 1.5-2 knots due to wind and sea conditions. At approximately 1815 hours the vessel listed to starboard. All hands were summonsed to the wheel house, donned PDF's and a mayday was issued. When the list worsened, the crew was forced to abandoned ship, secured the life raft and were picked up by FV Merit.
We would like to thank ACR employees for manufacturing such a valuable safety device.