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Tag: search and rescue

Video explains role of Frontex

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The video explains the role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, created in October 2016. Its main goals are to help implement integrated border management at the EU level, oversee an effective functioning of border control at the external borders and provide assistance to EU member states. It also supports search and rescue operations.

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ECSA: Merchant ships still rescuing migrants from sea

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ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw concerning maritime security issues and particularly the challenging issue of migrants at sea. Although the number of migrants rescued from the sea has gone down from 2015, merchant vessels are still often involved in the Search and Rescue operations in central, western and eastern Mediterranean.

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Research keeps on for 22 missing crew of Stellar Daisy

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Although the Uruguayan Navy expressed its very few hopes, research operations are continued for the 22 crew members of the cargo vessel "Stellar Daisy", after it has gone missing and believed to have sunk, on on March 31, off Uruguay. A research with eight ships and two aircrafts is underway by Maritime Rescue Coordination Center of Uruguay.

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Cargo vessel sinks off Uruguay

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Twenty-two crew members are missing, after a South Korean cargo vessel probably sank in the South Atlantic, off Uruguay. The "Stellar Daisy" has actually gone missing and is believed to have sunk, after a crew member sent a text message to their South Korean employer, informing that the ship was taking on water, on March 31st. Two sailors are saved.

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Code for search and rescue NGOs outlined in EU

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On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions to better support lawful humanitarian efforts by NGOs.

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