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EPIRB rescues

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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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After reading that I was just thinking if they did charge you. They come out pick you up, you can't afford the rescue or you refuse to pay 50K-60K for it. What would they do?? just throw you back in the water and leave.

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