The McMurdo Group is hosting a webinar at 10 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday with Andrew Taylor, an amateur sailor taking part in the ninth annual Clipper Round the World yacht race who fell overboard in the icy waters of the North Pacific.
Taylor was eventually rescued by his own racing yacht, the Derry Londonderry Doire, and he credits a search-and-rescue device developed by McMurdo and based on Automatic Identification System technology.
The webinar will give:
- An overview of AIS and its emergence as a search-and-rescue complement to EPIRBs and PLBs.
- The historybehind McMurdo's development of the world's first AIS MOB device and the future of AIS in search and rescue.
- A live account of Taylor's rescue story.
- Live Q&A with Taylor and McMurdo product specialist Sean McCrystal.