Colombian Navy Rescues Eight on High Seas

November 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – The vessel in which they were transported presented failures as a result of adverse meteorological conditions. In operations to control the sea, the Colombian Navy, through Coast Guard units attached to the Specific Command of San Andrés and Providencia, rescued eight fishermen aboard a Colombian motor ship named “Sishell”, which presented failures in its…

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France Unveils New VTS and SAR Communications Facility

October 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – Thanks to the generalization of radio waves, then radars, defining your position at sea became easier and easier from the first half of the 20th century. But with the constant increase in the number of ships during the 1960s and 1970s, the management and securing of major international maritime routes reached unprecedented complexity. Faced…

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FS Loire Assists FV La Bernadette off Port Pothuau

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – During the night of August 13 to 14, 2020, crew A of the Bâtiment de Support et d’Assistance Métropolitain (BSAM) Loire , monitoring maritime approaches along the coast of Provence, came to the aid of a fishing vessel, La Bernadette , in engine damage off Port Pothuau. Faced with the impossibility of carrying out…

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Search & Rescue Concluded for Eight Missing Off Camp Pendleton

August 2, 2020 – After an extensive 40-hour search, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). I Marine Expeditionary force. and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) concluded their search and rescue operation for seven missing Marines and one Sailor, today. All eight service members are presumed deceased. The 15th MEU and the ARG leadership determined that there was little…

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Dumont D’Urville Rescues Two Guadeloupe Fishermen

July 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – Alerted on Wednesday 1st July by the Regional Operational Center Surveillance and Rescue in the Antilles and Guiana (CROSS AG), the top military commander in the West Indies ordered sending the support ship and overseas aid (BSAOM) Dumont D’Urville to assist two fishermen who went to sea the previous evening on board a fishing…

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Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

May 7, 2020 – Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Integrating detection and identification capabilities, onboard inflated life-rafts, and precision dispatch capability, enables the UAS to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Such a configured Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol UAS was recently delivered to an undisclosed…

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USS Stetham Conducts Search and Rescue Certification

March 24, 2020 – The Search and Rescue (SAR) team aboard USS Stethem recently completed their search and rescue certification (SARCERT). The certification included material and administrative checks, exercises to recover a man overboard using both the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and foc’sle and a test of competency in plotting man overboard. “The SARCERT was a challenging certification where…

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