Re­gional Level Marine Search and Res­cue Ex­er­cise 2018

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The Re­gional Level Marine Search and Res­cue Ex­er­cise 2018 was con­ducted off Port Blair in March 2018 to as­cer­tain pre­pared­ness of the In­dian Coast Guard along with stake­hold­ers in re­spond­ing to a ma­jor marine/air­craft accident in the An­daman Seas in line with the pro­vi­sions of Na­tional Mar­itime Search and Res­cue (NMSAR) man­ual. High­light of the ex­er­cise was par­tic­i­pa­tion of the newly com­mis­sioned Coast Guard Ship Su­jay along with 8 Coast Guard ships of the A&N Re­gion; were de­ployed In­dian Coast Guard Dornier 228s and Chetak he­li­copters along­side In­dian Air Force MI-17s for SAR op­er­a­tions.

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