Sailors missing for months didn't activate emergency beacon because they weren't 'in imminent peril'

They told Coast Guard officials that they never turned on the boat's Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) because they never felt "truly in distress," nor did they think the situation was "dire" enough to warrant it.
1:08 | 10/31/17

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Why did we use it. Game Hawaii. We I have learned over the past ten years that you do not use your eat her endless story. Since the boat floating. We had water we had food. The ability. We're leaning T navigation. I didn't feel that we Laurie. Danger that we were distressed no question about it but not the Coast Guard. Honolulu sector and warm sector have this enormous. One quarter of the earth that they captain mark. And I'm calling. Danger that means that their resources are being used on someone who's not. Likely about to die lost someone else on the other side the planet are in their area. Could actually be in imminent danger I did not use those resources and lesson. Breathing true.

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