Updated: Feb 15
A lot of boats carry various safety equipment that can alert the coastguard in times of trouble. Unfortunately these can sometimes come into contact with water and have accidental alerts raised which results in the coast guard being called.
On a recent weekend this happened at the club with the Coastguard coming out in force to track down the faulty EPIRB with a ground team and Helicopter.
Please check that your equipment is safe, in date, regularly serviced and stored securely to avoid such false alerts.