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Browsing by Author Górtowska, Marzena: 30 Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin

  • Siódmiak, Szymon; Górtowska, Marzena; Górtowski, Paweł (Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie, 2012)
    Effective maritime rescue bases on both surface units and aviation. The different types of units are selectively chosen according to their performances. The main operational limitations of a particular unit are weather conditions and vehicle characteristics. In addition to standard units, for purposes of search and rescue, a WIG craft is also applicable. The craft uses so called Ground Effect, therefore is characterized by relatively high speed and low fuel consumption. The article attempts to determine the statistical operational effectiveness of different search and rescue units. The analysis is based on data on wind force and direction, in the period from May to October, in the west coastal zone of Poland. The results of the study allow to compare operational effectiveness of various rescue units. The findings can be used to support planning of search and rescue forces’ dislocation and their efficient use

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  • Górtowska, Marzena (Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie, 2012)
    The article addresses an issue of expansion of maritime rescue systems with new components which are Wing-In-Ground-Effect Crafts (WIG craft). Due to operational characteristic, use of phenomenon of ground effect, WIG crafts are extremely economical and achieve relatively high speeds. In addition, they possess also amphibious features. This represents a huge potential for participation in search and rescue actions. The article discusses the phenomenon of a ground effect and its operation performance benefits and limitations. The applications of the WIG craft for specific actions such as conducting search, medical transport, supply of equipment and crews, patrolling are specified. The article analyzes the Search Effort of the WIG craft and marine search unit SAR-1500, actually used on Polish coast. The study consists in determining the relationship between the altitude of the observer, his speed and search width. Next the calculation of available search effort is conducted. The results enable to compare the ability of different types of the patrol units

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