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This MRO event took place on 10-11 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside the 7th International Search and Rescue Conference and Exhibition. It was delivered by United States Coast Guard Environmental Emergency Specialist George Butler and Robert Lee, U.S. Coast Guard Passenger Vessel Safety Specialist who also specialises in MRO Planning & Exercises.

Captain Udo Helge Fox, Chairman of the IMRF and Executive Director of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) also delivered some of the content and commented:

I am very pleased to hear the extremely positive feedback from the MRO workshop participants. The workshop has clearly raised awareness of the many issues to be considered in such a scenario and the comments made show that there is an acknowledged need to further strengthen cooperation and improve SAR capabilities across this region.

The Defence Attaché from the Korean Embassy also attended the workshop, along with representatives from the Malaysian Marine Department, St John’s Ambulance, NGO’s based in Algeria and Pakistan, Eaglestar Shipping Company and also Grand Benchmark Marine Services which is an IMRF Associate Member.

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