Search and Rescue at Sea (Level 1)

 

Press release – June, 2019

The Gulf of Guinea presents significant maritime security challenges. It is one of the busiest maritime crossroads in the world: commercial shipping, offshore activities or industrial and artisanal fishing are high-risk activities, and distress at sea must find appropriate responses from coastal States.
Several of them, within a general framework coordinated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), have taken steps to ensure that ships and seafarers operating off their coasts (as well as aircraft operating at sea) have access to maritime rescue coordination centers.
While sea rescue has long been based on the solidarity of seafarers, its organization is now much more standardized and complies with international conventions. Thus, the coordination of rescue and maritime search operations, whether carried out by ships or aircrafts, cannot be improvised. Training covering both theoretical and practical aspects is essential to acquire the know-how (and interpersonal skills) required to effectively coordinate rescuing efforts.
Some twenty auditors – operators of MRCC, maritime operations centers, navy crews, etc. – from 8 countries in the northern Gulf of Guinea are expected. This training is supported by the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the Directorate of Security and Defense Cooperation (DCSD). The training will take place on the campus of the Regional Academy of Marine Science and Technology (ARSTM) in Yopougon, Abidjan.
Journalists are invited to attend the inaugural session of this training, which will be held at the Regional Academy of Marine Sciences and Technology (ARSTM – Yopougon, Niangon) on Monday 17 June 2019 at 09:00 am.
Contacts :


Contacts :
– Maylis TERTRAIS-VIEL, ISMI financial and administrative manager, deputy regional coordinator for State action at sea in the gulf of Guinea (coop.ismi.daf@gmail.com)
– Chantal KOFFI, communication officer of ARSTM and ISMI (cocha@arstm.org)
– Annexa GOVI, logistic coordinator (elit.annexa@gmail.com)

Search and Rescue at Sea (Level 1)

 

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