-- Last Updated: Jun-20-12 12:41 AM EST --
Until the rescue sends you a bill for $100,000
In 2011, costs - per flight hour - published
by the USCG (for search and rescue missions) were :
$11,061 for a H-65 helicopter,
$14,318 for a H-60 helicopter,
$17,886 for a HC-130J turboprop,
$15,354 for an HC-144A turboprop,
$12,556 for a HU-25D twin turbofan plane,
and $4,271 for a 47-foot motor lifeboat.
Cost per flight hour to operate
the VIP C-37A were $22,600
You might want to spend some money on kayak classes
before getting rescued for lack of knowledge
Station 46054 - West Santa Barbara Channel Buoy
Conditions As Of: 7:50PM, 06-20-2012
Wind Direction: NW (310º)
Wind Speed: 23.3 kts.
Gust Speed: 27.2 kts.
Wave Height: N/A ft.
Swell Period: N/A sec.
Air Temperature: 55.8ºF
Water Temperature: 58.6ºF
Yep, water is still cold