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Missing yacht crew?


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A question for Asp I suppose.  -   If yachts carry a GPS transponder, why haven't the Coast Guard traced it's position? Would the container ship that spotted an upturned vessel, have signalled it's position?  Can the GPS device be transferred to a survival dinghy?

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Here is a report from gCaptain about finding the capsized yacht:




An EPIRB battery has a limited life, but is required to last a minimum of 48 hours. As you can see from the report the initial search was called off after 53 hours. Either the crew all perished when the yacht capsized, or they got away in a liferaft which has drifted away from the area. The weather conditions were reported to be very bad.

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