ESPS Galicia Conducts SAR Drills in Seychelles

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: SAR Authorities During her recent visit to Mahé, Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia conducted a training exercise that implemented the Seychelles national contingency plan for anti-pollution, search and rescue and fire fighting.The exercise scenario included the Maritime Operations Centre run by the Seychelles Coast Guard deploying speedboats and a patrol vessel in response to a collision between an oil tanker and a ferry. The Seychelles Air Force deployed an aircraft to monitor the situation and provide search and rescue assistance to crew members who were in the water. The Seychelles Port Authority sent a tug boat with floating booms to contain the ‘exercise’ spill and the Fire and Rescue Service deployed fire fighters to put out the fire.ESPS Galicia was operating in the vicinity and responded by deploying its helicopter to conduct search and rescue, whilst its onboard medical facilities were used to treat the sick and wounded. The multi-agency exercise was an opportunity to enhance communication and coordination amongst all local stakeholders with international partners, in responding to a contingency.[mappress mapid=”16326″]Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Drills June 25, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Galicia Conducts SAR Drills in Seychelles center_img View post tag: Seychelles ESPS Galicia Conducts SAR Drills in Seychelles View post tag: Navy View post tag: ESPS Galicia View post tag: africa Share this articlelast_img

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