MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) coordinate joint Maritime Search and Rescue exercise:
On Wednesday, 19th September, NSRI Hout Bay, NSRI Table Bay, NSRI ASR (Airborne Sea Rescue) and NSRI Headquarters assisted in a joint Search and Rescue exercise that was coordinated by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) involving MRCC, TNPA (Transnet National Ports Authority), Telkom Maritime Radio Services, the SA Navy, the SA Air Force 22 Squadron, SA Defence Force Military Operations Centres, WC Government Health EMS and NSRI.
The exercise was conducted off the Cape Town coast, deep sea, and in the Granger Bay region and involved various search and rescue scenarios, patient evacuations, deploying sea rescue craft, SA Navy ships, an SA Air Force 22 Squadron Oryx helicopter and employing rescue techniques and inter service cooperation in routine training exercises.
The Maritime Search and Rescue exercise was launched at 07h00 and completed at 15h30.
Pictures taken during the Maritime Search and Rescue exercise are available on Sea Rescue’s Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/searescue/