Thread: Man overboard!!
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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave the Wave
The seas are probably pretty rough with a strong easterly blowing right now. It may push him to shore though. The ship takes some time and distance to turn around. Apparently Sensation went on it's way back to port. I wonder what the cost of a search like this is?
Hi Dave I did a google search this is what I found!

How much does the U.S. Coast Guard spend on its search and rescue cases? Plenty:

Each hour a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft is aloft costs about $3,700 - and several may be used in a single search.
Our medium size ships, referred to as cutters, cost roughly $1,550 an hour to run.
Even a U.S. Coast Guard small boat costs between $300 and $400 per hour to operate

here is the website if you want to read more about it!

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