Tenth edition of Maritime search and rescue exercise concludes- The New Indian Express

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CHENNAI: The tenth version of the Nationwide Maritime Search and Rescue Train (Sarex) was organised in Chennai. The 2-day train, which was inaugurated by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Saturday, concluded on Sunday. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) hosted the occasion in affiliation with the Nationwide Maritime Search and Rescue Board. 

It has 52 members from businesses just like the ICG, the Navy, and the state police, and was attended by 24 delegates from 16 nations, together with Australia, Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia and China. The train validated the practices and coaching to conduct Mass Rescue Operations within the 4.6 million sq km of the ocean that falls beneath the ICG jurisdiction. 

VS Pathania, Director Normal of the ICG, advised TNIE: “The train opened our perspective to completely different contingencies and applied sciences by which individuals might be rescued. We shared and in addition discovered from the strategies and experience of delegates from different nations.”

An train involving two large-scale contingencies was carried out off the Chennai coast with the participation of over 500 personnel from ICG, the Navy, and the IAF. For simulation, a passenger vessel with 500 individuals and an plane with 200 individuals have been used. Notable facets of the train embrace the usage of a remote-controlled lifebuoy and ‘Jason cradle’ and ‘Scramble internet’.

The cluster actions of 16 ICG ships, one Naval ship, six ICG plane, a Naval Superior Gentle Helicopter, an IAF helicopter, passenger vessel Swarajdweep, a tug boat from Chennai Port Belief, and a ship from the customs provided a visible feast to spectators.

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