The first ever joint maritime search and rescue exercise held in September 16
data for: 2008, Xiamen-Kinmen route maritime search and rescue exercise was successfully held in the Xiamen-Kinmen sea.
China news agency, Beijing, September 15 (Reporter Geng Jun) – Correspondent 15 regular press conference from the Taiwan Affairs Office was informed, “2010 Cross-Strait joint maritime search and rescue exercise” will be held the morning of September 16 Xiamen, held in the waters near the Golden Gate. This was the first ever three-dimensional joint sea and air search and rescue exercise to carry out all-round.
According to the Taiwan Affairs Office, during the exercise’s theme is “protection of the three direct links, build peace Strait” Strait Shipping Exchange Association, China Maritime Search and Rescue Center, Xiamen, China Rescue Association, Kinmen County Government, and the Cross-Strait joint maritime search and rescue related departments will implement the joint exercise.
commander of the exercise by the mainland’s Cross-Strait Shipping Exchange Association, served as honorary chairman Xu Zuyuan, commander of Taiwan by the Chinese Association for Search and Rescue Zheng Zhang Xiong served as honorary chairman. The two sides commander and invited guests will observe the same stage of this exercise command and.
According to the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center General Duty Office Director Di Jiugang introduction, the purpose of this exercise is to strengthen cross-strait communication between relevant departments and search and rescue coordination, cross-strait direct flights verify the scientific search and rescue contingency plans and operability, enhance maritime emergency response capabilities, ability to test the actual search and rescue and search and rescue command and effective coordination to better protect the Taiwan Strait maritime transport and security operations, search and rescue of life at sea to promote a higher level of cross-strait cooperation, so that direct cross-strait passenger and cargo flight safer, cleaner and more convenient.
the exercise is the cross-strait sea search and rescue forces in the cross-strait “three links”, for the first time around the Taiwan Strait, maritime transport and safety of life and property held in joint exercises, marking the cross-strait cooperation in maritime search and rescue Min search and rescue departments across the Taiwan Straits on the basis of a major step forward, will become the history of cross-strait cooperation in maritime search and rescue on the new milestone will be to deepen cross-strait exchanges and cooperation in a new starting point.
the exercise has three main characteristics: First Cross-Strait joint maritime search and rescue forces for the first time the planning, co-organized, joint participation, co-operate to complete large-scale joint maritime search and rescue exercise. For the smooth conduct of this exercise, the two sides conducted a number of maritime search and rescue authorities depth of communication and consultation on the significance of the purpose of the exercise, participating forces of specific subjects and reached broad consensus. Participating forces include cross search and rescue vessel 14, three rescue helicopters, ships two simulated accident; another training site, alert 10 ships, other vessels 7. Strait maritime search and rescue units on a total of more than 20 400 people will participate in drills.
Second, targeted training content. The exercise in cross-strait direct sea emergencies that may occur as the background of marine life rescue and the ship’s fire main, according to the possible scenarios to simulate the accident, the ship in distress alarms are activated. Cross search and rescue agencies also receive alarm signals are activated after verified dangerous search and rescue emergency plan (program) reaction. Specific training courses include: Marine killed in distress, alarm and danger to verify the information, communication and coordination with emergency response, search and rescue organization, maritime search and, life rescue, medical aid, the ship’s fire, rehabilitation and recovery.
Third, cross-strait sea search and rescue forces for the first time on the same stage command, observe the same stage, same stage explanations, exercises the same stage. Taking into account the safety and operational training, exercise area set in the border area between Xiamen and Kinmen, Xiamen specific location in the waters near Anchorage No. 4, the main training area of ??about 6.2 square kilometers. Laid offshore drill site reviewing stand, the two sides of the joint site to send an officer to explain. The two sides participating ships, helicopters, staggered in the same division of the regional search and rescue training exercise, together with, to complete training courses together.
It is understood that, with the continuous rapid development of cross-strait direct flights, people on both sides between exchanges and more frequent passenger and cargo ship, the first half of 2010, only the Fujian Maritime Search and Rescue Center on the coast of Fujian and Taiwan to protect sea safe operation of passenger flights 7608 voyage, passenger transport 760 262 passengers; cargo flights 495 voyages, cargo 2,786,000 tons; container direct 1364 voyage, shipping containers 310,829 TEUs. Compatriots on both sides of the community and the safety of marine traffic and safety issues of life and property more care and attention.