Beautemps-Beaupré Becomes Radio Link for SAR Incident

On August 22, 2021, while the Beautemps-Beaupré was on a hydrographic and geophysical survey mission in the Gulf of Lion, the watch commander perceived a distress message “PAN PAN” sent by the regional operational center for surveillance and rescue of the Mediterranean (CROSS MED) for a pleasure craft victim of a waterway 20 nautical miles from the Beautemps-Beaupré position. At…

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