Seminar with the US Coast Guard, West Marine
of West Islip and Milltech Marine of the Puget Sound, WA
The US Coast Guard presented their Rescue 21 capabilities!
Doug Miller, an AIS expert from Milltech Marine, assisted with the AIS content.
Adrienne Tesoro of West Marine in West Islip assisted with
Above: Map of USCG Rescue 21 Towers near NYC
Here is what
DSC: Why this is the most important safety tool
for coastal cruising. If you've never made a VHF DSC
call, you learned how in this seminar.
Demonstrations included making a point-to-point
VHF DSC call and calling a VHF DSC group.
Rescue 21: Taking the ‘Search’ out of ‘Search
and Rescue’ – the USCG often knows where you are in
less than 3 seconds even if you don’t know where you
Why this is better than RADAR in some ways for
safety at sea.
Repeater: Potentially free high speed Internet
connectivity, with a range of up to 5 miles.
masthead light: Why this device might be the
last time anyone needs to go to the top of your