Today we wanted to share a piece from our regional sister publication, Northeast Boater, about a satellite system that has been saving the lives of boaters since the early 1980's. The story has a New England connection, but affects boaters everywhere...
|Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard|
The Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking system, or Cospas-SARSAT, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of this first life-saving rescue in the United States, which occurred October 10, 1982. NOAA operates several satellites and the U.S. Mission Control Center as part of the international program that has been responsible for the rescue of more than 30,000 people worldwide and nearly 7,000 in the United States since its inception in 1982.
(This story continues on NortheastBoater.com)