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Phuket air-sea rescue bonanza draws small crowd

PHUKET: More than 500 people turned out at Thailand’s annual Search And Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2015) held in Phuket on Friday and Saturday (August 28-29).

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Monday 31 August 2015, 01:32PM

Pongchai Kahemthavihak, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Transport, was guest of honour at the event, hosted by the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command.

Mr Pongchai officiated the opening ceremony on Saturday, before the full-scale air-sea rescue “Field Training Exercise” was carried out off the Deep Sea Port in the afternoon.

Also on display at the expo were scores of booths highlighting skills training in search-and-rescue efforts and a huge range of products used in carrying out such exercises.

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The exercise also aims to ensure clear lines of communication and clearly set boundaries of responsibility for all organizations that join search-and-rescue efforts in Thai waters.

As Thailand is a member state of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the exercise must be held every year.



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Asterix | 31 August 2015 - 13:41:38

Tour and dive boat operators did not received an official invitation as well the yachting industry.
So for most of boat operators in the tourism industry, it was a parade show between officials to boost their moral.

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