Arranged by Transport & Logistics Services Council Chairman Dr David Ho, the Council organised a visit to Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (HKMRCC) of Marine Department. The senior marine officer introduced the HKMRCC structure, scope of work, maritime search and rescue process. HKMRCC operates 24 hours a day, equipped with advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. If the need of search and rescue is validated, efforts will be directed towards determining the type of assistance required.
Typhoon Hato swept through southern China in 2017. The storm caused 100 crew members in distress in Pearl River. Under the coordination of HKMRCC, Hong Kong Government Flyer Service supported the search and rescue operation, 51 persons were saved. Participants responded and exchanged ideas enthusiastically during the visit.