Accession Number:

ADA055206

Title:

Seven Man Life Raft Leeway Study.

Descriptive Note:

Oceanographic technical rept. 1968-1971,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Leeway angle is the angle between the direction toward which the wind is blowing and the relative drift, due to the wind, of a drift object embedded in the water surface. Leeway factors is the ratio between the drift objects speed relative to the water and the wind speed. An analysis was made of several hundred observations of leeway angle, leeway factor, and wind speed for a seven man life raft attached to a sea anchor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE