Responders to Hold Search and Rescue Exercise off Tumon Bay > U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > 2015


SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Hearth Rescue, Guam Police, and the U.S. Navy will conduct a search and rescue train (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11.

This yr’s SAREX will entail a coordinated response to an overdue vessel off Tumon. It would embody the deployment of floating mannequins and information marker buoys to simulate individuals in misery. Waterway customers are requested to remain away from the boating space concerned in the course of the train, designated by the presence of the mannequins, boats, and different belongings. It is usually requested they chorus from disturbing the figures.

The train will final two days, together with planning, security, and communication conferences and a Wednesday tabletop portion. The complete-scale open-water part will happen on Thursday.

Individuals will set up an Incident Command Submit close to Matapang Seashore at 11 a.m. Thursday at some stage in the occasion. Entry to the seaside park could also be briefly restricted by the presence of responders. On the water, exercise will happen and be seen from shore a couple of half mile past the reef line in Tumon Bay.

Belongings concerned on this yr’s SAREX are:

• Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam Joint Sub-Heart Heart and response personnel

• USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) and crew

• Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and crew

• Guam Hearth Rescue boat and crew

• Guam Police Division personnel

• Naval Base Guam Hearth and Emergency Companies

• U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron Two-5 MH-60S Knighthawk and crew

Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam holds SAREXs in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Compact of Free Affiliation States. They consider notification and response procedures and establish shortfalls in communication and coordination of response throughout SAR incidents. Every company holds particular person capabilities that complement one another’s efforts and bolsters the general success of the SAR system.

Most people ought to stay vigilant and name 911 to report any doable misery conditions, however be conscious of the Thursday on-water exercise in Tumon Bay. Coast Guard response capabilities is not going to be affected by the train.

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