Accession Number:

AD0761460

Title:

MLB/SERV (Motor Life Boat/Surface Effect Rescue Vehicle) Operational Study.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Jan-1 Jun 73.

Corporate Author:

MLB/SERV UNIT SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

The United States Coast Guard has completed the final phase of an extensive operational study which combined the all weather capabilities of the Coast Guard built 44 foot Motor Life Boat MLB and the 70 knot amphibious capabilities of the Bell SK-5 Model Surface Effect Rescue Vehicle SERV. The objectives of the study were to develope more accurate operationalmaintenance cost data on the SERV so as to enable an objective comparison with other Coast Guard surface and air facilities. The second, and equally important part of the study was to examine the overall effectiveness of this unique dual response concept of operation and whether or not this concept had a useful application in meeting the Coast Guards expanding Search and Rescue mission responsibility. The results of this final phase of study are documented.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE