The chain of events un­der new MEOSAR sys­tem

Yachting Monthly - - TECHNICAL -

1 In an emer­gency the PLB/EPIRB is ac­ti­vated to alert SAR ser­vices

2 The dis­tress sig­nal is trans­mit­ted to ra­dio re­peaters car­ried by var­i­ous satel­lites

3 The satel­lite sys­tems process the dis­tress sig­nal and re­lay it to ground sta­tions

4 The alert is passed on to Mis­sion Con­trol Cen­tres and a bea­con ID is es­tab­lished

5 Res­cue Cood­i­na­tion Cen­tres alert lo­cal SAR ser­vices

6 Lo­cal search and res­cue ser­vices are dis­patched to re­cover the ca­su­alty

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