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Marine Search and Rescue and Oil Pollution Prevention Maneuvers in Astara Port

Marine Search and Rescue and Oil Pollution Prevention Maneuvers in Astara Port
Marine search and rescue and oil pollution prevention maneuvers were held at the Astara Port Complex and marine border.

According to the public relations of Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan province, before noon on Sunday, a marine search and rescue and oil pollution prevention maneuver was held in the Astara Special Economic Zone, Port Complex and Marine Border with the presence of experts in this field.

In this maneuver, the participating teams demonstrated their skills in this field by controlling oil pollution, search and rescue at sea to move injured people to land, firefighting operations and using the navy of the army, border guards, naval police, Red Crescent and Emergency in Astara Port.

The head of Astara Port and Maritime Administration and the person in charge of dealing with emergencies and maritime accidents in the city, on the sidelines of the maneuver, told reporters: “the purpose of this maneuver is to improve the level of local preparedness for rapid and effective response to maritime accidents, develop an internal cooperation with companies located in the port to deal with maritime accidents and reduce potential damages and implement the requirements and objectives of related conventions.”

Kianoosh Amiri pointed out that the other objectives of this maneuver are to evaluate and ensure the readiness of personnel related to search and rescue activities at sea, dealing with oil pollution, firefighting and medical relief, evaluation for planning, organizing, directing and controlling operations, evaluating the power of existing equipment in case of major accidents, assess operations support resources, raise seafarers' awareness, spread search and rescue culture, preserve marine environment, promote maritime safety and protect marine environment.