Home Port - Mobile, AL
On 20 December 2017 at 1558 UTC (1058 EST) the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) at 30 21.4N 088 17.1W, 3 NM south of Bayou La Batre, AL. The beacon was automatically activated when the 70-foot commercial fishing vessel EUNICE LE MAY, with 4 people on board, capsized. Coast Guard District 8 received the SARSAT alert, issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB), and launched a response boat to the SARSAT position. The Good Samaritan vessel ERICA LYNN responded to the UMIB and recovered 3 people who were clinging to the overturned vessel. The response boat recovered the vessel operator. All 4 people were transported to shore with no report of injuries.
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