A seaplane enables a wire to be set up quickly on a ship for a breeches buoy.
Item title reads: "For Those In Peril…Coast Guard Airmen show new way to convey life-line to ship in distress, for quick assembling of Breeches buoy."
M/S of an airman fixing a wire feed mechanism onto a plane. M/S of the seaplane in the water, and as it taxis away. Air to sea shot of the ship aground just off shore. The plane drops the wire. M/S of the ship with the wire stretching to shore. A man is hauled ashore from the ship carried on the Breeches buoy.