Accession Number:

ADA282612

Title:

Coast Guard: Better Process Needed to Justify Closing Search and Rescue Stations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Coast Guard search and rescue SAR stations have played and continue to play an important role in protecting the lives of commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, and other involved in accidents on the nations waterways. Reacting to an expected shortage of funds in January 1988 the United States Coast Guard decided to close nine of its SAR stations and to curtail operations at six others. The Congress directed the Coast Guard to reopen closed stations and not close any SAR operations until GAO reviewed and reported on the January 1988 decision. Accordingly, GAO assessed the supportability of the Coast Guards decisions focusing on the process and criteria the Coast Guard used to select SAR stations for closure or curtailment of operations

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE