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3 divers missing off of Java

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by whysocold, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like Dan got that answer covered. But the other thing to consider is where are you diving. For instance I have never seen a boat here (HI) that has the receiver for the AIS, or at least that I have had described to me by a Captain or on the boats that I am deck hand....

    This thread has even more info (and I think is mentioned above too)

    PLBs Can Save Your Life
     
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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And over a thousand posts. We really need to post new threads about PLBs.
     
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  3. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    It would be a lot further to an airplane with a receiver.
     
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    But without the waves in-between, the "up to 34 miles" is more likely to apply.
     
  5. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    I don't know if they have those receivers in rescue aircraft. A 60 mile wide pass would cover a lot of ocean in a hurry.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    I think aircrafts use different VHF radio frequency.

    Airband - Wikipedia

    May be @fsardone can shine some light on what SAR aircraft is using for monitoring / listening to VHF radio emergency alert.
     
  7. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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  8. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Did you buy it recently for $170? If so where?
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Families join search for Singaporean, 2 Chinese divers; search area expanded

    Apparently this site is known for down current.

    “On Sept 8 last year, Mr James Ade Ignatius Salaka, 32, a North Jakarta resident diving off Sangiang island, was pulled away from his group by an unexpectedly strong undercurrent. He was later found dead. There were also fatal incidents of divers being drifted by undercurrents about five years ago and before that, according to Basarnas.”

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  10. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Barracuda

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    I bought it on the Nautilus Belle Amie. The owner of the ship designed the device, and he sells them onboard for $170, including a baseball cap or t-shirt. What sold me on it was that a diver on the boat had bought one on a previous trip, then gone diving in an area with strong currents, and had lost sight of the boat. He activated the device and within 10 minutes had a couple of boats heading towards him in response. He said he never dove without it. I’m happy to have it. I’m increasingly diving from liveaboards and it seems like a good way to reconnect with my own boat, if nothing else.
     
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