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Would a PLB help if you went overboard?

Someone mentioned having a PLB on their person in case they went overboard as it would assist with rescue.

So would a PLB help at all this this situation? I understand they also emit 121.5MHZ signals for direction finding assistance to SAR but if you don't have a 121.5MHZ receiver it won't help the boat find you will it?

Seems to me like if you went over in the big blue the odds of a boat being close enough to find you (and the SAR folks routing said ship) before you were shark food are not good.

I ask because they are getting cheap. I know that the only real insurance is to stay the *&## on board but if there was a homing gadget that could assist I wouldn't turn it down.

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