The Gulf of Guinea presents important maritime safety challenges. It is without doubt one of the busiest maritime crossroads on the planet: business delivery, offshore actions or industrial and artisanal fishing are high-risk actions, and the therapy of misery at sea should be in a position to discover acceptable responses from coastal States.
A number of of them, inside a basic framework coordinated by the Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO), have taken steps to make sure that ships and seafarers working off their coasts (in addition to plane working at sea) have entry to maritime rescue coordination centres.
Whereas sea rescue has lengthy been based mostly on the solidarity of seafarers, its organisation is now far more standardised and complies with worldwide conventions that set the framework for it. Thus, the coordination of rescue and maritime search operations, whether or not carried out by ships or plane, can’t be improvised. Training protecting each theoretical and sensible elements is crucial to purchase the know-how (and interpersonal abilities) required to successfully coordinate reduction efforts.
After a primary session final June for the nations of the northern Gulf of Guinea zone, ISMI is organizing a second session for the southern nations of the zone.
About 20 auditors – MRCC and maritime operations centres operators, crews from the navies, and so forth. – from 6 nations within the southern Gulf of Guinea are anticipated.
The coaching is supported by the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the French Directorate of Safety and Defence Cooperation (DCSD).
The coaching will happen on the campus of the Regional Academy of Marine Science and Expertise (ARSTM) in Yopougon, Abidjan from 11 to 15th November, 2019.