Originally Posted by LaBomba
Looks good on him. Sure shows people what the cost of S&R really is. Might make a few people reconsider before doing the same. Good post!
For the USCG....All SAR is in the budget every year...it doesn't cost the taxpayer one red cent extra unless the is something like the Cuban Refugee Exodus or a special out of country op...or Manhattan boatlift for falling towers.
Sure it deducts from other missions...like fisheries enforcement, drugs...training...but a sharp operations office can absorb that into his annual planning no sweat.
Sting the criminal for sure...but it didn't cost us anything in the short run...but payout will help somewhere if it's used wisely....and that's a big if.