Link to article on Dirnea.org
The Armed Forces through the National Directorate of Aquatic and Coast Guard Command, by VehSmart system (monitoring artisanal vessels) on September 16 rescued the boat "Luis Miguel" assaulted 70 miles southwest the peninsula of Santa Elena.
means, constant monitoring in the Coast Guard Operations Center (COG), could be detected at 09H30 an emergency signal from the vessel "Luis Miguel" through VehSmart system, the same as was being assaulted and activated the panic button. This security system was installed in some artisanal vessels through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) and Monitored by the Armed Forces.
Immediately the COG sent the Coast Guard Boat "Isla de la Plata" arriving in 3 ½ hours the point of emergence. Later the Coast Guard boat proceeded to assist the three crew members who were aboard and tow the unit to move it safely to Salinas arriving at 23h00.
's help save computer technologies allows fishermen who have suffered the theft of their engines , that without this system might have been adrift for several days or in the worst cases losing their lives.