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Re: Coast Guard rescues 4 "sailors" off Charleston...

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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I can't tell you that for certain. I do know that they have sophisticated enough equipment that they can determine where the call originates. More than a few of the cases I heard of where children.

The times I've been involved in conversations down at Sector DE Bay, I don't recall anyone ever asking the follow-up questions. I think we were more interested in how they located them.

Maybe someone else can answer but in the meantime, I will try to find out.

On our trip to Long Island last year as we made our way up the coast there was a PAN PAN from a vessel supposedly sinking off of New York Bay came over channel 16. The CG searched for two days and later determined it was a fake. It even made the National News.

Cant they in this day and age get an exact fix on where the signal at least originates or originated from? Do you know of any cases recently where they prosecuted offenders of this?
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