Maritime Search and Rescue 2018: Developing Capabilities for SAR Operations
Increasing vessel traffic, developments in technology and extreme environmental conditions are forcing response units to review and increase their Maritime Search and Rescue capabilities.
Now in its third year, Maritime Search and Rescue 2018 will unite coast guards, response agencies, regulatory bodies, governments, ship operators and industry to discuss the key issues and potential future solutions.
Key areas of interest will include communications, command and control and deployment of new/different platforms to enable faster, safer rescues.
Maritime Search and Rescue professionals will have an opportunity to discover innovative equipment and capabilities to improve preparations for specialised rescue operations, including but not limited to oil spills and mass rescue.
The pre-conference focus day will explore challenges and solutions within airborne assistance in SAR operations.
The 2-day conference will explore the main challenges currently facing Maritime Search and Rescue organisations whilst looking at collaborative opportunities for procurement, research and technology.
Coastguards, First Response, Ship Operators and Government Agencies will receive free entry.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for equipment manufacturers, the shipping industry, for legislators to all get together to see the latest developments and share their views and thoughts on what’s coming next” - Andy Winbow, Former Assistant Secretary General & Head of the Maritime Safety Division, IMO