Snakes Gould wrote:sure but im assuming the boat had state of the art navigation system and locators and all that jazz, no? omg boat flips over! "no problem we know exactly where she is!" boom 2 hours later, shes safe.
yeah, again the ocean is a very VERY big place. Getting a rescue team on the scene of a capsized boat in 2 hours in the middle of, say the north pacific, would be a daunting task to say the least. Its like 5000 miles from San Francisco to Tokyo across the Pacific, it takes a commercial jetliner something like 10 to 11 hours to cross that stretch, that's a jet traveling like 500 to 600 mph. An Apache helicopter, similar to those used by the coast guard for sea rescues, does about 230 mph. Worst case scenario, if you're smack dab in the center of the Pacific and the nearest rescue helicopter is on the US coast line, you could be waiting something like 11 hours for rescue. That's a long time in the drink.
Edit: Damn....I should have known you were joking.