NSBC BoatBeat Blog: Search and Rescue Process

If a boater is in distress, they should contact search and rescue assets via VHF-DSC marine band radio, or with an EPIRB or PLB. It is the boater’s responsibility to contact search and rescue assets.

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Photos: Visual Distress Signal – Flare

Photos showing a flare being used as a visual distress signal

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Photos: Boater Holding an EPIRB and PLB

Photos showing a captain on a boat, holding an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) device

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