SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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2018
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Tag: search and rescue

UK MCA: Communications equipment vital for safety

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UK Coastguard received a call about a man reporting to be lost at sea and to have lost power and radio communications. On the occasion, UK Coastguard advises how essential it is to have the correct and most suitable communications equipment when setting out to sea, especially in extreme weather conditions.

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Ten missing after cargo ship sinks off Philippines

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Ten people are missing after the bulk carrier Emerald Star sank off the northeast coast of Philippines, in the early hours of Friday. Local authorities deployed patrol boats and aircraft to search the missing crew, however, search and rescue operations were hampered due to the typhoon Odette.

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USCG program gathers hurricane lessons learned

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The US Coast Guard launched an innovative program, that collects lessons learned on the aftermath of hurricanes that affected US last month. The Hurricane Lessons Learned challenge on the USCG's crowdsourcing platform started as a way to preserve and institutionalize the lessons learned during hurricane response efforts,

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Cruise industry supports Irma relief efforts

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Several cruise companies, in addition to US Coast Guard, have deployed ships to support relief efforts to the areas devastated by Hurricane Irma. On Sunday, Irma reached to the western Florida peninsula, as a Category 4 storm, after passing through several Caribbean islands and killing at least 24 people.

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Cargo ship sinks off Omani coast

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Twenty crew members of a Tanzanian-flag ship were rescued by an Omani Good Samaritan, after the vessel sank on Saturday, 3 September, in Omani waters, according to the Royal Oman Police. The ship, that was en route from Sharjah to Eritrea, sank just before the port of Al-Labki in Wilayat Jazir.

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New Zealand rescue centre saves family off reef

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A British family were saved off a reef south-east of Niue overnight, when their 15-metre catamaran "Avanti" ran aground in heavy seas, Maritime NZ informed. The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand received their distress call and coordinated with a nearby yacht anchored inside the reef.

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