Monthly Archives: April 2012
Here is one from gCaptain -a quote from the article – “Unlike traditional RADAR SARTS, which are often large and heavy, AIS versions are intended to be attached to a lifejacket and activated by individuals in difficulty at sea. They use both GPS and AIS (Automatic Identification System) technology to send structured alert messages containing precise … Continue reading
From the folks at gCaptain – Ballistic PDF’s, Maritime Body Armor,etc. I think I may wait for my rescuers….
“At the opening of the 2012 Rio Boat Show in Rio de Janeiro today, GOST™ (formerly Paradox Marine) announced the launch of GOST Brazil to distribute its marine security, monitoring, surveillance and vessel tracking systems across the country. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, GOST Brazil is headed by Marco Antonio, Technical Director and Tadeu Cesare, … Continue reading
From Divers Alert Network (DAN) – a safety light and whistle combination. Clip one of these to your PFD, or to any equipment you may have in your ditch bag. Not as good at reaching out for assistance as an EPIRB, but could be a lifesaver in certain circumstances.
From Free Cruising Guides – the Caribbean Security Index (CSI). In addition to his studies of security issues, the site also provides guidebooks for many destinations in the region. A worthwhile site to visit if your travels are taking you to the Caribbean.