Table 2-45: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Statistics, Fiscal Year
|Search and Rescue resource hoursb||U||108,282||109,351||108,639||107,441||102,749||93,984||85,150||80,507||80,116||84,635||80,533||85,008||75,841||65,077|
|Lives lost, total||1,335||1,085||1,116||939||1,215||931||772||978||744||606||533||1,018||710||635||655|
|Lives lost before notificationc||259||622||748||540||800||593||468||611||454||418||353||g779||413||399||409|
|Lives lost after notificationd||1,076||463||368||399||415||338||304||367||290||188||180||239||297||236||246|
|Persons otherwise assisted||138,791||117,327||113,704||121,826||119,069||116,912||101,357||85,869||75,357||66,138||70,255||54,866||(R) 59,910||46,503||36,735|
|Value of property lost ($ million)e||424.3||368.5||213.6||314.5||316.2||435.5||222.6||273.8||414.8||84.3||262.3||415.2||441.0||76.0||19.0|
|Value of property assisted ($ million)||2,376.8||2,044.9||2,282.4||1,951.4||2,491.8||2,891.2||4,467.2||3,494.2||1,762.1||1,288.2||1,235.0||778.8||1,501.0||1,589.0||468.0|
|Property loss prevented ($ million)||905.4||1,673.4||1,799.3||1,550.1||2,144.7||2,628.4||3,882.8||3,087.3||1,353.5||996.8||1,019.0||84.3||73.0||68.0||106.0|
KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.
a Responses are the number of U.S. Coast Guard units involved. Sorties are the number of trips made by boat, aircraft, or cutter.
b Search and Rescue resource hours represent the time that Coast Guard assets (i.e., aircraft, boats, and cutters) perform Search and Rescue operations.
c Those persons whose lives were lost before the U.S. Coast Guard was notified of an incident.
d Those persons whose lives were lost in an incident to which the U.S. Coast Guard was responding, but who were alive at the time the U.S. Coast Guard was notified of the incident.
e Includes several out of the normal high cost incidents.
f The Search and Rescue Management Information System's reporting policy has been revised and now requires complete reporting on all lives saved. This policy also includes reporting on "lives saved" in connection with Coast Guard Law Enforcement Activity (i.e., Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations (AMIO)). AMIO lives saved in fiscal year 1992 was determined to be approximately 12,000. AMIO lives saved in fiscal year 1994 was determined to be 15,179.
g The Egypt Air (217 fatalities) and Alaska Air (88 fatalities) crashes account for the increase.
All data except Search and Rescue resource hours:
1985-1993: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Search and Rescue Management Information Systems (SARMIS II) Database, Internet site www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opr/92-01summary.htm as of Aug. 8, 2002.
1994-2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, ON SCENE The Journal of U.S. Coast Guard Search Rescue, Internet site www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opr/On%20Scene/onscene.htm as of July 28, 2004.
Search and Rescue resource hours:
1990-2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Command and Control Architecture, personal communications, Sept. 30, 2003 and July 28, 2004.