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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Russian Pacific Fleet Trains for Aircraft Crash at Sea Rescue

March 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – In the water area of ​​Peter the Great Bay off the coast of Vladivostok, a special search and rescue exercise was conducted in which rescue personnel from the fleet on duty, naval aviation pilots and Pacific Fleet medical specialists were involved. According to the scenario of the exercise, as a result of the accident,…

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USS Ross Conducts Rescue at Sea

March 3, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) conducted lifesaving emergency search-and-rescue operations for a civilian Turkish vessel in the Sea of Marmara while conducting her southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, March 3, 2020. Late Tuesday morning, lookouts onboard Ross spotted smoke plumes rising from a small vessel in the Sea of Marmara. Ross quickly…

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