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Tag: search and rescue

Debris found at sea from missing EgyptAir plane

EgyptAir

The EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board while travelling from Paris to Cairo on Thursday morning May 19th, 2016. The Egyptian navy, air force and army are currently searching the sea to the north of Egypt’s coast, with French, Greek, British and US support.

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USCG rescues fisherman after two months at sea

USCG announced that a Columbian fisherman was rescued by the bulk carrier Nikkei Verde in the southeastern Pacific after surviving a two-month ordeal at sea. The survivor and three companions had set out from Columbia, but the boat’s engine became disabled. They caught and ate fish and sea gulls, but the other three on board died. The crew of the bulk carrier found and rescued the lone survivor and transferred him to the Coast Guard as the ship passed near Hawaii.

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Vessel Reporting Systems to assist search and rescue

migrants

The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued Marine Safety Advisory to encourage masters and owners to participate and cooperate in Vessel Reporting Systems (VRS) to assist in search and rescue operations. Participation in such reporting systems plays a critical role in saving both life and property at sea.

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