On October 15h 2019 the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii conducted a meeting with the Minister of Transport of the French Republic Jean-Baptiste Jebbari, of the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.
The participants of the meeting discussed the questions of bilateral cooperation in the transport field, in particular railway, aviation, automobile and maritime fields, as well as the possibilities to invest in the infrastructural projects in Ukraine.
Within the framework of the official meeting between State Enterprise "Maritime Search and Rescue Service" and Airbus Helicopters a Memorandum of Understanding was signed, in terms of developing the possibilities of Ukraine to conduct offshore SAR operations with the help of the Airbus Н225 helicopter.
The parties agreed to discuss the terms of further cooperation in order to provide in Ukraine efficient conduction of offshore SAR operations on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, with the help of specialized helicopters, after purchasing the latter.
Nowadays we can see a rapid development of aviation units inside different entities for multiple purposes. The appearing of SAR helicopters, capable to fulfil search and rescue tasks on the Black and Azov Seas, will significantly strengthen the position of Ukraine in the region. The usage of the specialized aeronautical equipment will help to increase the level of safety at sea and the capability to fulfil rescue operations on the short notice on the Black and Azov Seas within the area of responsibility of Ukraine.
To remind, the State Enterprise "Maritime Search and Rescue Service" was created to ensure the functioning and further development of the National SAR system in the SAR region of Ukraine to fulfil the public law functions of Ukraine as a state regarding the rescue of human's life in the open sea, according to the international agreements.
The Minister of Infrastructure gave a positive comment regarding the results of cooperation between SE "Maritime Search and Rescue Service" with Airbus Helicopters. "It is a big step forward", noted Vladyslav Kryklii.