Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Errant EPIRB

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Haines
Type: EPIRB signal
On 6-22-09, at 0327, Ketchikan AST dispatch received a report of an EPIRB signal activated in the Lutak Inlet area near Haines. The EPRIB was registered to the F/V Morning Light. Haines PD responded to the area and could observe a vessel in the general vicinity, but were unable to raise them on the VHF. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter responded from Air Station Sitka and eventually located a lone EPRIB washed up on the beach. The USCG believes that the EPIRB was either thrown overboard or fell overboard. All vessels associated with the EPIRB have been accounted for.

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