One of a series of Coast Guard films made to educate the public about USCG emergency capabilities, this 1960s film shows a dramatic overview of the search and rescue system. The USCG is here to render help to people in distress using helicopters, planes, land takeoff or flying boats including the Grumman HU-16 Albatross as seen at mark 01:08. At 25:20 the USCGC Cape Newagen, a Cape-class patrol boat, is seen.
At mark 01:35, we have life boat stations on seas. They are always alert to any distress call. Another part to the Coast Guard commission is their radio station in which they use to communicate messages through their message centers during emergency actions as seen at mark 2:40.
At mark 3:00, we have a scenario on a rescue mission. This is a case of a young couple who are getting an early morning start for a day’s fishing. Their mother expects them at home by 4pm. At mark 3:55, the mother seems a little worried since the couples are late. She dialed the coast guard line from a book and the RCC department picked up. The mother furnishes the information and the search information commence.
At mark 5:10, we have a helicopter notified about the case to do a wide area search on the shoreline or sea in a short time. At mark 5:40, we have the patrol guard to search the extensive water front. The message center as seen at mark 6:23 drafts the messages and it’s been sent at the radio deploying units. The operation officer of the coast guard control receives the message as seen at mark 6:50. The patrol receives alert and changes course to the last seen location of the couples. At mark 8:12, we have another patrol leaving the coast guard station for the search before the night totally goes down. At mark 8:42, we have the missing boat as it drifts helplessly on the sea. They have an engine problem and low battery to either call or receive information. At mark 9:45, we have the search been communicated to on the weather condition in the night. Radio contacts were maintained. We have a storm ahead also. At mark 11:05, we see the mother calling to seek real action that the situation is mainly under control and assurance. At mark 12:15, we have reports on the weather conditions been transmitted to the RCC. They concluded that a first light search would be done following the rescue. Storm warning signals are raised at mark 14:15. A coast guard uff bvm plane joins the search as seen at mark 15:40 and a second helicopter follows. The RCC evaluates the information on the search one helicopter searching north and the other south. At mark 17:22, one of the copter went for fuel refilling. At mark 18:15, we see the lost boat. They bring out distress smoke flares after noticing that a craft was around. The information gets to the RCC center that the boat had been found and they call the mother to notify her about the boat that it as been located. The helicopters had helped in the search faster. A reel is been thrown out to help in the rescue. At mark 21:45, the boat is been towed and maneuvered safely to the port. At mark 22:15, we see the mother heading towards the coast guard center. The tow line is released to let the boat drift down through the dark. At mark 22:30, we have the family been united with one another. The boat is then boarded by the coast guard to determine the cause of the crisis.
The search and rescue operations are very important. Also certain safety precautions should be observed by boat owners as seen at mark 23:15. Engeneerian is important as lots of boat defaults are caused by engine problems. Signaling apparatus should be around at all times with knowledge onto how its been used. Because a boat is been rescued, 2 helicopters, 3 life boats, one cutter and a U F plane is been used to search an area of 4000 square miles. There are emergency numbers of coast guards on books and they have various apparatus for the job. A careless boat operator contributes to like 35% of rescue missions carried out. Learn what is required of you and do it.
The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large twin–radial engine amphibious flying boat that was used by the United States Air Force (USAF), the U.S. Navy (USN) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), primarily as a search and rescue aircraft. Originally designated as the SA-16 for the USAF and the JR2F-1 and UF-1 for the USN and USCG, it was redesignated as the HU-16 in 1962.
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