search and rescue

Partners join forces for innovative SAR technologies

Kongsberg Maritime is collaborating with the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue for the development of a new and innovative maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) technologies, to ensure that people who are missing at sea are found faster.

USCG rescuer receives IMO bravery accolade for saving four

Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, received the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during this year’s IMO Awards ceremony, on 25 November, after rescuing four survivors from a life raft from a sinking fishing vessel in heavy weather. 

USCG calls off rescue operation for Carnival passenger

The USCG has launched a search operation for a man who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship on Thursday, October 24, with officials stating that the 26-year-old man was reported to have fallen from the “Carnival Dream”.

Libyan-flagged vessels fire shots to stop NGO rescue vessel

As the German NGO “Sea-Eye” reports they were shot in warning by Libyan-flagged speedboats to stop the volunteer rescue staff during a SAR operation, when they tried to save migrants off Libyan territorial seas. Both speedboats were flying under the Libyan flag, and one of them had a mounted machine gun towards the bow.

Japan’s petrol vessel rescues N. Korean fishermen after collision

A Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol ship collided with a North Korean fishing vessel on the morning of Monday, October 7, which led to the sinking of the fishing vessel. A search for survivors has been established and as announced by the agency that all of the sixty individuals that were on board at the time have been safely rescued.

Bourbon Rhode search operation reportedly slows down

Bourbon Offshore, the French offshore vessel owner, has announced that the search operation for the seven crew members of its Bourbon Rhode vessel that sank in the Atlantic Ocean last week is canceled. A petition to continue the search was launched in Croatia, the home-country of the captain of the vessel.

Lost Nur Allya reportedly found

According to reports, the bulk carrier Nur Allya, that went missing off eastern Indonesia in late August, has been located. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Commission (NTSC) has reportedly resulted to the location of the lost vessel by using a pinger locator.

Sunken Bourbon Rhode: 3 saved, 11 missing

Bourbon, a French offshore vessel owner, launched a rescue operation for ‘Bourbon Rhode’ anchor handler tug supply (AHTS), which suffered a water ingress in the rear of the vessel as it was affected from bad weather conditions associated with category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo. Despite search and rescue efforts, the vessel has sunk, resulting to three saved crewmembers and 11 still missing.

Airbus upgrades maritime tracking service

Aerospace solutions provider Airbus Defence and Space announced an upgrade of its digital maritime service to detect, identify and track vessels around the globe. The updated service is expected to enhance search and rescue operations or location and tracking of illegal maritime activities.

3 fishermen rescued after ship capsizes off Egmont Key

A good Samaritan rescued three fishermen on September 18, after their boat capsized around 45 miles west of Egmont Key. They were later transported to Station St. Petersburg where they were released in good condition. A marine casualty investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the ship capsizing.


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