Personal Note: As a long-time boater who sailed the North Atlantic I must put in a word of commendation for the Coast Guard, a relatively unsung group of heroes. Their heroism is aptly summed up in the motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service & Coast Guard and refers to getting a rescue call during a storm..
"You have to go out but you don't have to come back!"
From a commander commenting on a dangerous rescue attempt off Cape Hatteras "'The Blue Book says we've got to go out and it doesn't say a damn thing about having to come back.'"
Meaning, of course, no matter what the risk to the rescue service, they ALWAYS attempt the rescue.
If I were editorializing, I would add that what they don't do is continue on their vacation another couple days, but I'm not, so I won't.