On 26 January 2018 at 1745 UTC (1245 EST) the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) at 55 41.7N 164 13.0W, approximately 70 NM northwest of Cold Bay, AK. The beacon was manually activated when the fishing vessel PROGRESS, with 5 persons on board, was disabled after being hit by a large wave. Coast Guard District 17 (CGD17) received the SARSAT alert, and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB). Good Samaritan vessels OCEAN ROVER and PATRICIA L responded to the UMIB and escorted the PROGRESS to Akutan, AK.
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