A joint maritime search and rescue exercise took place in the waters off the Macao Special Administrative Region. The exercise involved a simulated collision between a high-speed passenger ship and an engineering ship, resulting in damage to the passenger ship’s bow and fires on the engineering ship. Two people fell into the water as a result. The exercise aimed to enhance the coordination and operational capabilities of the maritime rescue forces in the Greater Bay Area.
During the exercise, the fallen passengers were saved by an unmanned ship and airlifted to a local hospital. Fire pumps were used to extinguish the fires on the engineering ship. The drill focused on emergency scenarios in the waters of the Greater Bay Area and was organized by on-site commanders. It aimed to improve the rescue forces’ ability to handle such situations effectively.
Overall, the joint maritime search and rescue exercise provided an opportunity for the rescue forces from Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao to work together and enhance their coordination and operational capabilities. The simulation of a collision between a passenger ship and an engineering ship allowed them to practice their response to such emergencies. By successfully saving the fallen passengers and extinguishing the fires, the drill demonstrated the effectiveness of their training and preparedness. This exercise will contribute to the overall safety and security of the Greater Bay Area’s waters.