Originally Posted by SPR
I do wonder if an AIS MOB thingy would have speeded rescue
MustRib has AIS transmitter which was on but apparently MRCC couldn't pick him up. So you'd be relying on other vessels seeing his AIS MOB message. I'd chose a satellite!!
If you aren't single handed your own boat can go find you.
I'd guess the Ferry could see the AIS of the RIB... Gets him close. MRCC will also have given the co-ordinates from the EPIRB once it got a fix. Hard for a small boat to plot, would have taken the Ferry seconds.
If they can do me a PLB with AIS on it too then I'd be happy!