A CAUSE IDENTIFICATION REPORT OF COAST GUARD AUXILIARY SAR/TOWING INTERFERENCE HAZARDS

In this effort 800 active Auxiliarists were surveyed using a telephone questionaire. The Auxiliarists were from seven Coast Guard Auxiliary districts experiencing reported high levels of interference. The Auxiliarists were randomly selected and questioned about interference cases and non-interference cases. The survey results were tabulated and analyzed for statistical significance and practicality in development of a solution. The procedures followed are given in detail. The results of the findings are presented in both general terms and statistical discussions. Recommended solutions to the problem are also attached in the Appendices. In general, the study showed that interference is experienced by Auxiliarists on an almost random basis. The only areas which resulted in significant findings were in weather conditions and the fact that the longer an Auxiliarists patroled the more likely interference would occur. Overall, less than 10% of active Auxiliarist experienced interference on less than 3% of their towing assistance cases. Of those interference cases less than 30% resulted in damage (always less than $50) and no cases resulted in personal injury. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Davis (JJ) Associates

    7900 Westpark Drive
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Authors:
    • CLARKE, J
    • THURSTON, D
    • Eldredge, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-67-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-73369-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2002 12:00AM