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EPIRB rescues

829 Views 6 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Makomagic
God forbid you are offshore fifty miles and have an emergency where you have to activate your gps epirb. It would require a Coast Guard rescue, possibly by helicopter. I read somewhere that the cost involved in a Coast Guard rescue can range around $50-60K an hour for their assistance. Does anyone know the truth of this matter and does the Coast Guard charge for an offshore rescue? Is it possible that what I read is if the situation was a false alarm? The article wasn't clear. Thanks.

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i dont doubt that the cost is very high. but, it wont cost you a thing. this is your tax dollar at work. if you have a true emergency it is free of charge to you. i couldnt say for sure that a false alarm is the same.
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