Problem with EPIRB signal delayed response to sinking fishing boat

Although a distress signal from the fishing boat Lady Mary reached a monitoring satellite at 5:40 a.m. on March 24th, the Coast Guard did not receive the distress call until 7:07 a.m., nearly two hours later. During the interval, two other vessels unwittingly passed close to the stricken trawler’s location. Six crewmembers died.
By Ocean Navigator