Safety at Sea

Do I Really Need An HF SSB Radio?

Do I Really Need An HF SSB Radio?

By Steven Bowden, former owner of SeaTech Systems.  Every day in my former business I answered the same question: Do I really need a High Frequency (HF) Single Sideband (SSB) radio for long range cruising?  Why not just use a satellite phone or satellite hotspot?  Why... Read More
Ocean Going Robots Known As Wave Gliders

Ocean Going Robots Known As Wave Gliders

Boatwatch.org has been alerted to several of these ocean going robots known as Wave Gliders washing up on beaches around the world. They present a very low profile on the surface, about like a surfboard, and would be very difficult to spot without a sharp lookout. At... Read More
PLB Helps With Rescue Of Five Off Key Largo

PLB Helps With Rescue Of Five Off Key Largo

FWC officers Billy Thompson, Paige Pestka and Ethan Coger stand alongside the five boaters rescued off the Key Largo waters on Oct. 5. CONTRIBUTED Keys Weekly   A group boating on the waters off of Key Largo were found and rescued safely after their vessel sank a... Read More