Saturday, April 11, 2015

North Coast weather to provide real condition experience for Northern SAREX

Prince Rupert's Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 64 is in the middle of a three day exercise period designed to foster team work, training, skills and knowledge of potential marine emergencies on the North Coast.

The 2015 Northern SAREX launched yesterday, as Station 64 the host for this years event and those from other stations began their three days of work under less than ideal maritime conditions.

And while the weather is certainly not perfect, and no doubt challenging for those involved in the exercise. The conditions will make for a much more realistic training experience, providing for a valuable yardstick for members as to how they will handle real situations in the future.

Through the weekend you may see their vessels in the Prince Rupert harbour, as they tackle simulated incidents that showcase their skill level and dedication to task. The SAREX program for the weekend involves a range of activities designed to keep Search and Rescue officials up to speed on procedures and to put into practice the hours of training that they take part in through the year.

As we outlined on the blog earlier this month, the local station has had a fairly busy winter period of training programs to increase skill levels of its members, some of those lessons perhaps put to the test through the weekend.

The final day for the Northern SAREX is Sunday.

You can learn more about the local station from their Facebook page.

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