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

čas přidán 17. 01. 2022
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  • 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.

  • 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. 👍

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • I didn’t understand until

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 10 million subscribers, years of valuable knowledge and stories being shared. Destin, I think it's time you release an Official SmarterEveryDay Trucker Hat. For you to wear. And also for people to have more ways to support you. Thanks for everything you have done and continue to do. Wishing more good things for you.

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

  • 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?

  • I was a Navy Seabee and never on a ship, but had to learn some of the "fleeter" jargon like port and starboard in bootcamp. I used the same technique to remember the difference, "port" and left both have four letters.

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

  • Man this is great to see so many views on the Coast Guard's missions and tactics.

  • This is such good content! I sail on inland waters on the east coast so this was really cool to learn, thank you!

  • Been subbed to sed for longer than I've been subbed to anyone else. Genuinely makes me happy to watch your videos Destin. You're like a cool big brother to a lot of us I'm sure, at least for myself I feel that way.