On 26 August 2018 at 1822 UTC (1422 EDT) a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was detected at 25 56.4N 079 29.3W, 38 NM northeast of Miami, FL. The beacon was activated when a pleasure craft, with 6 people on board, became disabled. Coast Guard District 7 received the alert and directed Sector Miami (SECMIA) to issue an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a helicopter from Air Station Miami (AIRMIA). AIRMIA arrived on scene and confirmed the disabled vessel's position. SECMIA diverted the Coast Guard Cutter ETHERIDGE to the scene, which provided a boarding team to assist with repairs. Following repairs, the pleasure craft returned to shore under its own power.
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