Although it is the hope of all SAR practitioners to never have to respond to these types of operations, to prepare is to avoid and so mass casualty Search and Rescue operations occupy a large space within the plans and exercises of Coast Guards. As well as the initial operation to locate those in danger and prevent loss of life, ongoing sustainment and relief efforts are required to manage the situation in sometimes austere or remote environments.
This will be the focus of the Coast Guard Capability Workshop Day; a series of table top exercises focused on a mass SAR operation requiring many different organisations and developing in a challenging environment. It will challenge attendees to actively problem solve during a developing scenario and work through solutions with experts in order to get realistic practice in the planning and implementation of one of these operations.
Attend in order to:
· Gain insight into how your solution can enhance mass rescue SAR operations being prepared for by practitioners
· Develop greater networks of mutual cooperation with operators, Coast Guard Commanders, SMEs and industry partners that will help you improve your own organisation
· Improve your understanding of how to maximise your organisation’s interoperability in high-risk scenarios
· More effectively balance Aviation and Maritime assets for greater synergy on high-risk operations
· Align yourself with the latest emerging SAR concepts, technologies, data collection, analysis; and voyage reporting
National Maritime Operations Commander
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Policy and Resilience Lead
Maritime and Coastguard Agency