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National Search And Rescue Workshop To Improve Services

  The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) ,was part of the National Workshop for Search and Rescue (SAR) organized by the Ministry of Defence and National Security in Nadi,
08 Mar 2017 11:00
National Search And Rescue Workshop To Improve Services
(SAR) organized by the Ministry of Defence and National Security in Nadi. Photo: MSAF

 

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) ,was part of the National Workshop for Search and Rescue (SAR) organized by the Ministry of Defence and National Security in Nadi, from 23 to 24 of last month.

The National SAR Workshop was attended by representatives from MSAF, Airports Fiji Limited, Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, Fiji Meteorological Service, Republic of Fiji Navy, Fiji Police Force, Fiji Ports Corporation Limited, I-Taukei Affairs, Ministry of Defence and National Security, Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport, National Fire Authority, Republic of Fiji Military Forces,  Solicitor General’s Office, and NGOs.

“The National SAR Workshop was a step to fulfil Fiji’s obligations under the SOLAS and the Search and Rescue Convention to strengthen the existing national policies, and operational frameworks aimed at increasing an integrated approach with search and rescue within Fiji’s search and rescue region,” said MSAF CEO, John Tunidau.

Participants of the Workshop, subject matter specialists in their fields, discussed existing policies and new strategies in terms of Fiji’s Search and Rescue capabilities.

The National Workshop recognised and acknowledged the contribution of the Ministry of Defence and National Security and the SAR Working Committee comprising of the SAR agencies towards the development of the SAR Act and the SAR Manual.



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