On 05 July 2018 at 1147 UTC an EPIRB was detected at 25 22.2N 82 34.6W, 61 NM southwest of Naples, FL. Prior to the activation, a Mayday call was received by Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg (SECSTP) from the vessel SLAVE DRIVER. SECSTP issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater (AIRCLR). Once Coast Guard District 7 received the alert, they forwarded the SARSAT position to AIRCLR. AIRCLR arrived on scene and located the overturned SLAVE DRIVER, with 2 people clinging to its hull. A Good Samaritan vessel, the DENISE MARIE, responded to the UMIB and recovered the 2 mariners.
2 SARSAT RESCUES