Lifeboat (search and rescue)

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Definition [?]
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.
This article is about search and rescue vessels. For other uses of the term Lifeboat, please see Lifeboat.
(PD) Photo: Hegs / wikipedia
A Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue lifeboat.

Organizations with Search and Rescue duties maintain shore-based lifeboats ready to go to sea to search for lost or stranded individuals. The first boats built with rescue in mind were constructed in the mid-eighteenth century.[1] Modern search and rescue lifeboats are self-righting, and equipped with modern navigation technology.

References

  1. Clayton Evans (2004). Rescue at Sea. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1591147131. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.