Women rescued after five months at sea had unused emergency beacon

Women rescued after five months at sea had unused emergency beaconUS Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Scott Carr told the Associated Press that after the agency reviewed the details of the incident through interviews with the Tasha Fuiava and Jennifer Appel, authorities found that an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was on board but never used. This type of device can be turned on manually, but usually activates a satellite signal when submerged under water. The National Weather Service has no record of a storm on or near 3 May, the night the women claim they were first thrown off course.



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