The Boat Part 2
The top of the wheel house contains two pieces of safety gear. The largest item below is a life raft. It can be be automatically inflated by pulling a cord. The smaller device is a
Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). An EPIRB will trigger a 'mayday' call if it is submerged in water.
Below is the mast of the boat. The two tall antennas that continue off the top of the photo are for the radios. The horizontal bar on top of the mast has several GPS antennas, as well as navigation lights.
There is also an antenna that goes to a "black box". This box transmits the location of the boat to a monitoring service at all times.
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