Group Attend Rescue Operations Workshop

February 10, 2019

Representatives from local stakeholder agencies attended a Mass Rescue Operations workshop in Miami recently with “representation by Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, Airport Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation Team, and Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority / Triple I coordinator, allowing better planning for any Mass Rescue Event”, according to a Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson.

Mass Rescue Operations Workshop

A report from Red Ensign Group said, “Expertise from across the world of search and rescue is being shared as part of a commitment to building capability for Overseas Territories” in a workshop being held this week.

“The workshop is being run by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency [MCA] as part of its Overseas Territories Search and Rescue [OTSAR] project through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund [CSSF] which is funded by the UK Government.

“It includes representatives from Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and Turks & Caicos Islands.

“Phil Bostock and Rob Priestley, from HM Coastguard, the search and rescue arm of the MCA, who oversee the OTSAR project, are leading the event.

“Phil said: ‘This is an important aspect of the project. In this room we have those who are responsible for search and rescue in various places across the region. We’re all here to learn and share our knowledge and experience to provide the best possible search and rescue services. People’s lives can depend on that.’”

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