By Sarah Saad
The Main Search and Rescue Centre of the Armed Forces carried out the experiment “Egypt-9”, which included an implementation of a realistic scenario of the rescue of the crew and passengers of a ship exposed to a fire while sailing off the Egyptian shores in the Port Said, by following all international maritime distress and safety procedures and systems.
Members of the Navy and Air Forces, the concerned authorities of a number of ministries and executive agencies in Port Said Governorate, and the Egyptian Red Crescent Society participated in the experiment.
It is worth noting that devices of the National Emergency and Public Safety Network were used for the first time in the experiment, which works to connect all state institutions to ensure rapid response to disasters and emergencies.
The “Egypt-9” experiment is aimed at monitoring readiness and coordination between all executive agencies and authorities concerned in the face of risks. The Main Search and Rescue Centre of the Armed Forces co-operates with all concerned authorities to carry out immediate intervention in in case of emergencies, i.e. exposure of any person’s life to danger, anywhere to rescue the injured, recover the victims, and deliver medical and administrative support.
The “Egypt-9” experiment proves the keenness of the General Command of the Armed Forces to co-operate with all relevant state agencies and institutions to confront all risks and crises nationwide.