b'vival. Given the wide availability and relatively low cost of personal lo- PLBscanbeissuedandassignedtocrewmembersandpassengers cator beacons, I encourage you to consider providing your passengersduring lifejacket safety briefings, which is the last safety plug I want to and crew with PLBs.make. In so many investigations, we see the importance of having easily accessible lifejackets; they are an essential lifesaving device. We reiterated our recommendation on PLBs following the 2019 sink-ing of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose, in which five crewmembers died.To sum it all up, youre vital to achieving the future I want to see en-Two were rescued by the Coast Guard, but their coordinates were in- acted, both at NTSB and in marine safety more broadly. Its a future correctly relayed to other search-and-rescue personnel. This wastedwith safer waterways, an even stronger relationship with PVA, and a valuable time and resulted in a search of the wrong area. Maybe wefuture-ready NTSB where the mission comes first in everything we would have had more than two survivors had the Scandies Rose crewdo. My session title sums it up: Partners in Safety. Because thats what been outfitted with PLBs.you exemplify. About the Author CHAIR JENNIFER HOMENDYNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARDOn Aug. 13, 2021, Jennifer L. Homendy was sworn in as NTSBs 15th chair. She first joined NTSBas its 44th board member in 2018. Chair Homendy is a tireless advocate for safety and brings to the board expertise in the safety of railroads, pipelines, and hazardous materials. She served as the Democratic Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. She previously held positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, and the American Iron and Steel Institute. DOCK TO DOCK EFFICIENCYEachyear,thousandsofpreventablemaritime accidents are caused by operator inattention, cited twice as frequently as the next leading factor. The Furuno BR500 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) helps to prevent these accidents.Scan this code with your smart phone for a Guided Tour of Our waterjets represent the pinnacle of all-roundthe BR500.operational efficiency, agile manoeuvrability, for swift turnarounds, and durability.www.hamiltonjet.com www.FurunoUSA.com23 APRIL 2022'