On April 6th and 7th 2016 AECO, in cooperation with Iceland’s Coastguard, is organizing a Joint Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) Table Top Exercise (TTX) workshop which will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The TTX is initiated by AECO and co-hosted by Iceland’s Coastguard. AECO is also in dialogue with other partners from different Arctic SAR Entities.
The objective for this TTX is to strengthen the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the Arctic cruise industry and various Arctic SAR. AECO would like to encourage the institutionalization of industry/agency collaboration concerning information exchange and planning coordination.
The workshop in Reykjavik will in addition to the TTX based on expedition cruise operations in the Arctic, aim at improving information exchange regarding resources and capabilities and discussing potential cooperation and way forward in regard to SAR cooperation plans, enhanced contingency plans and continuous voyage risk assessments.
The event will be open to relevant participants from Arctic Search and Rescue entities and operating members of AECO (operation managers and commanding bridge officers).
Preliminary invitations have been send. For further information, please contact AECO’s secretariat.