HM Coastguard / Offshore SAR Management (OSARM)

The Maritime Search and Rescue Management course is delivered to the oil and gas industry by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to ensure that relevant personnel are trained and briefed on the correct procedures and processes to be followed in SAR situations and other emergencies. .

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport and, through HM Coastguard, is responsible for co-ordinating all maritime and civil aeronautical search and rescue within the search and rescue region of the United Kingdom, and to ensure the effective provision of pollution control. response within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone.

As a result, HM Coastguard has a responsibility to respond to incidents at or near oil and gas installations and with the addition of multiple industry resources that may be available to support search and rescue, it is essential to ensure that all parties are best prepared should such a response be required.

This 1.5 day course, delivered by highly experienced and knowledgeable presenters from HM Coastguard, Police and Seacroft, is aimed at offshore installation managers, their deputies and all other personnel, onshore or at sea, who may be involved in emergency management and response.

The course provides an overview of the SAR system and how it works. Course delegates will participate in table-top exercises to increase understanding and awareness of their role and contribution to emergency response and to increase cooperation with SAR coordinators and national responders.

The courses will be run throughout the year, from the Coastguard Operations Center in Aberdeen, and the MCA recommends that each operator send an appropriate number of personnel to attend, with refresher training every five year.

For more information on future dates and to book delegates to any of these courses, please contact [email protected] Terms and conditions will be provided with the required booking form.

For technical questions or information on course content, please contact HM Coastguard’s Offshore Energy team at [email protected]

1. Course program – First day

0900 – Welcome, course description and health and safety brief

0915 – Session 1: Overview – International and National SAR Requirements. UK SAR organization, responsibilities and working practices of HM Coastguard

1015 – Refreshment break

10:30 a.m. – Session 2: SAR hierarchy, search planning and mission conduct

1145 – Refreshment Break

12:00 p.m. – Session 3: Visit to the operations room

1230 – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Session 4: ERRV Capabilities – Seacroft Marine

1415 – Refreshment Break

2:30 p.m. – Session 5: SAR resources and awareness of helicopter winching

1515 – Session 6: Medical Evacuations – UK Coastguard Policy and Procedures

1600 – Session 7: Case Studies – Review and Analysis of Real Incidents

1700 – The first day ends

2. Course program – Day 2

0900 – Day One Recap

0910 – Session 8: Tabletop exercise – SAR / Police Scotland

1030 – Refreshment break

1045 – Session 8 (continued): Tabletop exercise – SAR / Police Scotland / Counter pollution & salvage

1230 – Lunch

1300 – Course completed

Price £650 per delegate (excluding VAT)

Assembly instructions, including instructions, are issued after payment.