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Why This Zig-Zag Coast Guard Search Pattern is Actually Genius - Smarter Every Day 268

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 17 Jan 2022
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Komentar • 8 043

  • SmarterEveryDay

    I like that feeling I get when I do the final watch through of a video just before uploading it.... and I genuinely enjoy the content. It's like I'm grateful that the video exists, independent of who made it. Checkout this link to sign up for the email list if you’d prefer not to think and want me to just email new videos to you when I make them.

  • LockPickingLawyer

    That drifting VS pattern was really interesting. Overlying drifts with search patterns really leads to a counterintuitive result. This video definitely lived up to the channel name. 👍

  • Robert
    Robert  +427

    Career Mariner here, I would also like to stress the importance of the capacity of those in need to reacue to also have their own search and scanning patterns. If they have flares, mirrors, flashlights, whistles, smoke signals, flags, anything... it can help the search party locate them quicker.

  • Scott
    Scott  +248

    I've got so much respect for the Coast Guard. They helped my family and I when we sailed into bad weather on lake Michigan and brought us back to dock safely. If I hadn't chosen Marine Corps as my branch of service as a kid, I would have chosen Coast Guard.

  • Philip Hinton

    Destin, I’ve been following your channel for a long time. Love your content! This one in particular hits home because I’m one of the lead technicians that maintains the software and infrastructure for the SAROPS program that you’re referring to. My coworker and I are on-call 24/7/365 to ensure a 100% uptime of SAROPS program for all the command centers. Thank you for such an excellent video, please keep them coming!!! I will be sharing this with my team!

  • Dxnny
    Dxnny  +22

    I honestly love how they were there to talk and teach instead of them just doing it and you watching. You don't even ask anything and they'll still look at you and the camera and explain everything. Amazing way to teach and learn.

  • Steve Buck

    Hey Destin, very cool, I live in Washington and fish out of the mouth of the Columbia river where it meets the Pacific ocean. The coast guard tests the boats that you were on because the water conditions there are quite dangerous. Many boats go down or get swamped from buoy 10 to the CR buoy. Those CG boats are made to be able to go completely upside down and right themselves. You should do just a show on those boats.

  • Alec Steele

    Amazing video as usual. Also, whistled first time with that trick!

  • J. Richard

    They didn't mention in regard to the other search patterns, that a parallel search goes with the direction of drift (parallel), and a creeping line search goes perpendicular to and against the direction of drift, starting at the furthest downwind point. There are a lot of variables regarding floating objects and how they behave, whether they are affected more by wind (a light boat with a high profile) or more by current (a person low in the water). A sector search once "saved my life" when I lost my wedding ring in the ocean at a beach on my honeymoon. After quite some time of random roaming, I used a rock for datum and started a sector search with the setting sun for my first course... found it on the second leg, half buried in the sand!

  • Andrew Jacobs

    I didn’t understand until

  • Connor Robertson
    Connor Robertson Hari Yang lalu

    Pretty cool! Wonder how long until we see some kind of high mounted super HD stabilized cameras that can detect objects in water with AI within a given radius.

  • N Goodall

    Great video. I spent my career in the Army; wouldn't change a thing. If I had to do it over, I would consider the Coast Guard, though. They push so much responsibility to junior personnel. Their missions are pretty incredible as well: search and rescue, disaster response, law enforcement and war fighting. Mad respect to the Coasties.

  • macronencer

    Fascinating video - thanks! Do you happen to know whether all this SAR patterns are used by other sea rescue organisations in other parts of the world? How widespread are they?

  • ChrisFix

    Well I just learned how to whistle with my hands the first try... That is crazy haha.

  • ColdPillowz

    I’d love to see a comparison of their metrics and success rate prior to and after this technology came to use.

  • Jim Pickering

    This brought back memories of being a rescue swimmer years ago. One of the most disappointing things was staring out the window of the helicopter, searching for hours and hours, and never finding the victims.

  • Ruthless info
    Ruthless info Hari Yang lalu

    These shows are incredible and educational I have watched a load of them and there’s not one that’s boring. In fact it’s helped me with my anxiety it takes me to a place of excitement and wonder keep them coming these coast guard 1s are the best. From uk 🇬🇧

  • Mike Hagan

    I was in a land Based Search and Rescue unit for 15 years and wasn't aware of a lot of this.

  • C Z
    C Z 

    Thanks Destin, you provide such a valuable public service. Making these topics interesting and fun is so important.

  • Louis Phillips

    I’m an old man, and just did the finger whistle for the first my whole life and have always wanted to learn and no one has been able to explain it to me. Love this channel!!!