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NOAA satellites helped save 307 lives in 2016

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, along with good Samaritans, rescue 46 crew members from life rafts after they abandoned ship approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, July 26, 2016.

Last year, NOAA satellites assisted in the rescues of 307 people — the highest number since 2007.





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