INDIAN COAST GUARD CONDUCTS REGIONAL LEVEL MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE ON GUJARAT COAST (Re-SAREX–2020)
23 Jan 2020, Porbandar, Indian Coast Guard conducts Regional Level Search and Rescue exercise (RE-SAREX-2020) during 22–23 Jan 2020 to check preparedness and response of stake holders during search and rescue at sea in a coordinated manner. Event started with workshop and table top exercise on 22 Jan 20 followed by simulated exercises at sea on 23 Jan 20.
Mass Rescue exercises simulating aircraft crash at sea and fire onboard fishing boat was planned and coordinated witnessing response by 06 ICG ships, 02 ICG aircraft, 01 IAF Mi-17 helicopter, 01 Indian Navy Ship and 01 Marine Police boat. Procedures of distress communication mechanism, rescue techniques, fire fighting and rescue capabilities of Indian resource agencies besides commitment to safety of life in distress at sea were controlled from Maritime Rescue Sub Center (MRSC) Porbandar.
Inspector General Rakesh Pal, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (NW) Gandhinagar reviewed the event. Delegates from Indian Navy, Port authorities, Fisheries department, ISRO, district administration, Disaster management, VTMS and Marine Police participated. During the workshop matters relating to Maritime Search and Rescue were deliberated towards robust mechanism. Reviewing officer steered the discussion of multi-dimensional issue of maritime search and rescue reiterating regular interaction and coordination amongst stake holders to gain synergized efforts and confidence amongst the sea farers in ensuring safety of life at sea.
Commandant HK Ahuja,
Regional Public Relation Officer,
Headquarter Coast Guard Region (NW), Gandhinagar
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