The Interregional Maritime Safety Institute (ISMI) of the Regional Academy of Sciences and Techniques of the Sea (ARSTM) has announced that the level 2 training on search and rescue at sea will commence on June 7, and end on June 11, 2021.
With the Gulf of Guinea continually faced with challenges, ISMI in the past years has been working on finding appropriate responses from the coastal States.
As a result, there has been level 1 training carried out in previous years to foster maritime security.
Set to intensify the training, ISMI has through a press release confirmed that a level 2 programme is scheduled for next week.
“The coordination of search and rescue operations at sea cannot be improvised. This is why the Interregional Maritime Safety Institute (ISMI) of the Regional Academy of Sciences and Techniques of the Sea (ARSTM), in the continuity of the level 1 training carried out in the previous years, is organizing a level 2 training on search and rescue at sea from 07 to 11 June 2021,” part of a release from ISMI has said.
According to ISMI, the upcoming training will have thirty-four participants from 17 countries of the Gulf of Guinea in attendance.
Expected to be based on some theoretical reminders, the training will focus on practice to enable participants to effectively coordinate rescue at sea.
Set to be presided over by the Director-General of Maritime and Port Affairs (DGAMP), Colonel Julien KOUASSI, the seminar will also mark the opening of the SAR School of ISMI which will be formalized during the ceremony.
Below is the full press release from ISMI on the seminar and the opening of the SAR School: