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Old 08-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A 42ft Egg Harbor went down off of NJ yesterday and it reminded me of this thread. Reports say that the boat went down in 8 minutes and the crew only had time to grab the hand held VHF and jump in the life raft. The E-PIRB did not deploy and went down with the boat. Luckily, they were able to use the hand held to contact a nearby vessel and all were rescued.

Good Samaritan rescues 5 from life raft near Barnegat Light, N.J. | Coast Guard News
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