By Glenn Law
May 17, 2012
When there is fishing to be done, the last thing on anyone's mind is getting rescued, but when an emergency occurs, it's preparedness that allows you to sort out trouble quickly and turn a mishap into a short story.
Safety and rescue systems run the gamut from personal devices that interact with a single vessel, alerting the crew that someone has gone overboard and needs to be retrieved, to equipment that launches a worldwide search that may last for days. In the end, it is all relative.
"The best beacon is the one you have with you when you need it," says Chris Wahler of ACR Cobham, a leader in marine rescue beacons and equipment.
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