Using Signaling Devices Properly – Do you know the differences between various types of emergency signals?

Each visual distress signal is used in a different fashion. Learn how to use each signaling device before boating. 

A modern call for help is often accomplished via a GPS-equipped VHF radio, or an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or other beacon. The best way to pinpoint your exact position, however, remains the US Coast Guard-required combination of visual distress signals. Here’s how to use them properly.

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