2013 South China Sea joint rescue tabletop exercise staged in Haikou
On the morning of August 30th, the China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre, Taiwan’s Chinese Search and Rescue Association and the Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center staged their first ever joint South China Sea search-and-rescue tabletop exercise in Haikou.
The 2013 South China Sea joint search-and-rescue tabletop exercise was divided into three stages, including receiving the alarm & informing, coordinating/organizing/implementing search and rescue, and suspending the rescue.
It drilled three primary goals, including the search and rescue of people in trouble, transporting victims after they were found and medical assistance.
The South China Sea is the main hub between the Asia-Pacific region and the world, and is also a significant maritime waterway for the international trade and energy transportation of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.