- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
From Morse code to advanced search and rescue training, examine the technologies that have saved countless lives.
The history of man at sea is filled with disaster and mishap. But for nearly every loss, there has been an advance in survival strategies, equipment or technology.
From the very first "SOS" and rudimentary flotation devices to global tracking, self-contained survival pods and rapid response teams, MODERN MARVELS® takes to the waves to document the evolution of saving lives at sea. Discover the origins of the Coast Guard in the Revenue Cutter Service, established by Alexander Hamilton in 1789, and head to the Columbia River in Oregon for a training session with the Guard's high surf rescue team. Visit the 11th District Command and Control Center in San Francisco, where satellite technology helps direct aid to stricken vessels, and ride with the crew of a Dolphin HH-65 rotor-wing rescue craft. At every stop on this life-saving journey, SOS TECH speaks with the experts who risk their lives to save ours.