The Utility of High-Performance Watercraft for Selected Missions of the United States Coast Guard.
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SYSTEMS EVALUATION GROUP
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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 ACVs in the SAR force mix is examined. The utility of ACVs 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 mission. Author
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles