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Contractor Announced for MH370 Underwater Search

Today Australia, Malaysia and China jointly announced that Australia has awarded a contract to Fugro Survey Pty Ltd (Fugro) to conduct a search of the southern Indian Ocean sea floor for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Fugro will use two vessels, equipped with towed deep water vehicles and carrying expert personnel, to undertake the search ...

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27
Oct

Children Rescue Dad Using App

A father has told the story of how his children saved his life after he lost control of his car. Evan Cobcroft and his two children, Lachlan and Jessika, had enjoyed a day out at a national park when he lost control of their car, causing it to roll over. While his two children, aged ...

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03
Nov

Urban Search and Rescue USAR training

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) is a specialist resource that assists victims who have been trapped or affected by a structural collapse. Urban search and rescue locate, provide medical assistance to and remove victims who have been trapped or affected by a structural collapse. There are a variety of emergencies/disasters that may cause a structural ...

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06
Nov

Antarctic Search and Rescue

Antarctic Search and Rescue became a sensitive diplomatic issue for the world’s superpowers, with the giant US icebreaker Polar Star dispatched to the area to assist the stricken Russian and Chinese vessels in 2013. The 52 scientists, tourists and journalists who sparked the rescue were yesterday on their way to the Casey base, leaving behind their ...

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04
Dec

UK Helicopter search and rescue outsourced to Bristow Group

The Bristow Group has won a 10-year contract from 2015. Helicopter search and rescue will move to Caernarfon from Anglesey in Wales and a new base will be set up at St Athan after a US-based firm won the contract to run the UK service. Under the deal, 22 helicopters will operate from 10 UK ...

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15
Dec

Robots in the skies: how Outback Joe was found and rescued

Robots in the skies: how Outback Joe was found and rescuedRobots in the skies: how Outback Joe was found and rescuedBy Jonathan Roberts, Queensland University of Technology Lost and thirsty in the Australian bush, Outback Joe waited eight years. And finally, in September this year, he was found – by a flying robot. Outback Joe ...

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13
Jan

Have your work published with the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference

All presenters at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference have the opportunity to have their full paper published in the book of proceedings complete with an ISBN number. Both peer and non-peer reviewed papers will be included for international distribution. If you would like be included in the program, please prepare and ...

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15
Jan

Flying defibrillator ‘ambulance drone’ prototypes unveiled

A DUTCH-based student has unveiled a prototype of an “ambulance drone”, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious lifesaving minutes. Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100km/h. “Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only ...

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20
Jan

Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: Brian Guthrie CareFlight

Brian Guthrie, C3 Operations Manager, CareFlight will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) on the 6 May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The conference brings together leading search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating search and rescue. The aim of the conference is to ...

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22
Jan

AMSA working to increase Indian Ocean search and rescue capability

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) commenced its search and rescue (SAR) capability partnership program this week with counterpart agencies in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Mauritius.   This program is being delivered as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ‘Government partnerships for development’ program, which provides funds to eligible Australian public ...

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28
Jan