Swedish Sea Rescue Society along with the Swedish Maritime Administration provided a programme for the Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration students on 16 and 17 September, invovling a lecture and demonstration.
Namely, the lecture introduced students to the Swedish system of governmental/NGO cooperation and provided a brief historical background of rescue at sea.
There were also shared perspectives on the volunteer aspects of SSRS and international search and rescue (SAR) community collaboration.
Among others, it was introduced and discussed the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR), regarding the fundamentals of IMO’s legal frameworks.
As for the demonstration part of the initiative was held in the Malmö harbor, where students were introduced to a team of volunteers from RS Lomma and had the opportunity to see some of the vessels used by SSRS in SAR operations and ask questions of the SSRS team.
A practical exercise followed where the students watched the team conduct practical exercises focused on different search and rescue (SAR) scenarios that demonstrated how the IAMSAR manual recommendations can be implemented and practically applied.
…as WMU noted.
For the records, behind the programme was the Leader of Volunteer Operations/International SAR Development, Matthew Fader, with Dr. Thore Hagman and Dr. Mattias Wengelin of SSRS, and Johan Mårtensson of SMA’s SAR System Management & Organization.