U.S. Navy - Search, Rescue, & Recovery Operations
The U.S. Navy has responsibility for salvaging U.S. government-owned ships and, when it is in the best interests of the United States, privately-owned vessels as well. Because of its expertise in the area, the Navy is also called upon for deep-water search and recovery operations in the event of aircraft crashes. Those incidents to which the Navy has lent assistance to the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates these accidents, and to the U.S. Coast Guard, which performs the initial rescue operations, are as listed below.
Reviewed: 16 September 2009