COSPAS-SARSAT Rescues


COSPAS-SARSAT Rescues as of:

January 1 - July 11, 2008

Number of Persons Rescued (To Date) in the United States:  174

  • Rescues at sea:  135 people rescued in 39 incidents
  • Aviation rescues:  3 people rescued in 3 incidents
  • PLB rescues:  36 people rescued in 23 incidents

January 1 - September 7, 2007

353 people rescued in 130 incidents in the United States

  • Rescues at sea:  235 people rescued in 73 incidents
  • Aviation rescues:  30 people rescued in 19 incidents
  • PLB rescues:  88 people rescued in 38 incidents

January 1 - December 31, 2006

272 people rescued in 105 incidents in the United States

  • Rescues at sea: 220 people rescued in 71 incidents
  • Aviation rescues: 15 people rescued in 12 incidents
  • PLB rescues: 37 people rescued in 22 incidents


January 1 – December 31, 2005

222 people rescued in 93 incidents in the United States

  • Rescues at sea: 150 people rescued in 54 incidents
  • Aviation rescues: 38 people rescued in 19 incidents
  • PLB rescues: 34 people rescued in 20 incidents


As of July, 11, 2008:

  • Worldwide – Over 24,500+ People Rescued (since 1982)
  • United States – 5,932 People Rescued (since 1982)