The USCG issues a Marine Safety Alert on this potential issue after numerous reports of degraded radio communication
Soundings contributor Mario Vittone explains why "Always Wear Your Life Jacket" is terrible advice, in order to actually get you to wear your life jacket more.
This new device from Weems & Plath connects a waterproof beacon to your smart phone or tablet to keep an eye on all those aboard.
USCG Atlantic area historian, William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. recalls the heroic rescue of the Cutter Escanaba shortly before her sinking.
Understanding how your EPIRB works and how to operate it is better to do before disaster strikes.
The vessel was spotted by passing Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ship Skiathos on June 7th.
Mention drowning and we all tend to envision a person in the water waving his hands, splashing and screaming for help. That’s not even remotely close to what a drowning person looks like, writes Mario Vittone in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.