THE UTILITY OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE WATERCRAFT FOR SELECTED MISSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

The report examines the effectiveness and cost of high performance watercraft used in three specific missions of the U.S. Coast Guard: Search and Rescue (SAR); Aids to Navigation on the Western Rivers; and Marine Fisheries Law Enforcement. A historical SAR data base is analyzed and the inclusion of air cushion vehicles (ACV's) in the SAR force mix is examined. The utility of ACV's and faster conventional river tenders on the Western Rivers is analyzed. A hydrofoil is compared with conventional Coast Guard cutters and patrol boats for use in the marine fisheries law enforcement missions. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for Naval Analyses

    Systems Evaluation Group
    Arlington, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, T R
    • Cohan, L S
    • Heider, C H
  • Publication Date: 1972-11-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 296 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SEG-Study-13 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-21941-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1973 12:00AM