The Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue 2017

The Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop was held in Auckland, New Zealand, and jointly hosted and organized by the Government of New Zealand with support of the International Maritime Organization and Pacific Community. Attended by more than 110 representatives from 21 Pacific Island Countries and Territories and another 14 regional partners and observers including International Maritime Organization and International Maritime Rescue Federation. The U.S. CoastGuard was involved in several facets of the workshop from presentations and governance discussion to demonstrations and as it happens an actual SAR case. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Coast Guard 14th District response and prevention management staffs and Coast Guard Sector Guam response staff participated in the week-long events. Palau participants were: Jennifer Anson (standing in orange jacket) and Victor Remengesau (3rd person on 2nd row on right) from the Office of the Ministry of Justice.