During the covered period from January to September 2018 State Maritime Rescue Coordination Center of SE "MSRS" Odesa together with Rescue Coordination Sub-center Berdiansk have processed about 137 alerts in the area of responsibility of Ukraine.
- 5 search and rescue operations were performed;
- 32 joint search and rescue exercises were performed together with other enterprises and entities;
- 5 medical advisements by telephone were organized;
- 3 medical evacuations according to medical condition were performed.
Overall 18 people were rescued. There are no deceased.
There were also actions taken for escorting 379 vessels with restricted sailing area.
Since the beginning of 2018 trainings of the specialized crew of SE "MSRS" were taking place in the Black sea and the sea of Azov ensuring constant SAR readiness. The aim is to improve the efficiency of search and rescue operations in the area of responsibility of Ukraine and to work through the cooperation between state enterprises, which perform their functions at sea.
It was also the first time, when joint SAR exercises with Romania in the Black sea were conducted. The SAR units of Romania and SAR boats of SE "MSRS" took part in the drills. The coordination was performed by Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Constanta and State Maritime Rescue Coordination Center SE "MSRS".