A search and rescue (SAR) leeway and drift experiment was conducted in Newfoundland waters during summer and fall 1992, the second phase of a multi-year project to derive leeway rates and angles for a variety of common SAR objects. The summer part of the experiment was conducted in Notre Dame Bay while the fall part was conducted on the Grand Banks, both to collect leeway data in wind speeds ranging from 20-50 km knots. The SAR objects of interest were a Dunlop-Beaufort 4-person life raft, a Tulmar 4-person life raft, and a 5.6 plank boat, common to Atlantic Canada. Each type of life raft was tested in various configurations, including drogued, undrogued, one simulated person on board, and four simulated persons on board. The plank was tested with three simulated persons on board. This report provides the results of the experiments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • c1993
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oceans Limited

    65A LeMarchant Road
    St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 2G9,   Canada 

    Transportation Development Centre

    Ottawa,   Canada 

    Canadian Coast Guard

    Ottawa,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1993


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 188 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00670595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 2002 12:00AM