MLB/SERV (MOTOR LIFE BOAT/SURFACE EFFECT RESCUE VEHICLE) OPERATIONAL STUDY

The United States Coast Guard has completed the final phase of an extensive operational study which combined the all weather capabilities of the Coast Guard built 44 foot Motor Life Boat (MLB) and the 70 knot amphibious capabilities of the Bell SK-5 Model Surface Effect Rescue Vehicle (SERV). The objectives of the study were to develope more accurate operational/maintenance cost data on the SERV so as to enable an objective comparison with other Coast Guard surface and air facilities. The second, and equally important part of the study was to examine the overall effectiveness of this unique dual response concept of operation and whether or not this concept had a useful application in meeting the Coast Guard's expanding Search and Rescue mission responsibility. The results of this final phase of study are documented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated 1 Jan 73, AD-755 767.
  • Corporate Authors:

    MLB/SERV Unit

    United States Coast Guard
    San Francisco, CA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MLB/SERV-3960-20
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM