The purposes of this study are to analyze casualties involving vessels which have been unable to transmit a distress call or message; to discuss the inadequacies of the current distress communications system; to determine whether certain vessels should be required to carry automatic emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB's); to consider other possible distress communications systems; and to make recommendations which will help prevent unnecessary loss of life when seamen must abandon ship on short notice.

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-MSS-72-3 Spec Study
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM