Sea-Based Emergency Response Planning: A Proven but Overlooked Strategy

Although major destructive incidents on land often have received maritime response, waterborne rescue missions usually are not part of a larger plan. In this article the author points to several historic and recent events--including the September 11 terrorist attack on New York, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina--that demonstrate the advantages and effectiveness of water-based response.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 23-25
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 250
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2007 10:10AM