The Navy coordinated 56 searches (alone) in April. 27 people were rescued


Share post:

According to the Navy, in the “first four months of the year there were a total of 154 maritime search and rescue operations, resulting in 110 people being rescued”.

The Portuguese Navy announced on Wednesday that it coordinated 56 search and rescue operations in April alone. In total, 27 people were rescued.

In a statement sent to the press, the Navy specified that the area corresponding to the Lisbon Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) had the most incidents: 32, from which 16 people were rescued.

This was followed by the Ponta Delgada MRCC, where 19 search and rescue actions were coordinated and seven people were rescued.

In the area of responsibility of the Funchal Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Sub-Center, five search and rescue actions were coordinated and four people were rescued.

“In the first four months of the year, there were a total of 154 maritime search and rescue operations, resulting in 110 people being rescued,” revealed the Navy.

In the note, the authority specified that “for the success of the search and rescue system” different organizations are activated and “resources from various entities are committed, namely the Navy, the National Maritime Authority, the Portuguese Air Force (FAP) and other entities belonging to the Auxiliary Structure of the National Search and Rescue System, in particular the National Institute of Medical Emergency – Urgent Patient Guidance Centre at Sea (INEM CODU-MAR), the National and Regional Civil Protection and Fire Services, the Maritime and Port Administrations, among other bodies”.

Also noteworthy is the support provided by “merchant ships and fishing vessels in search and rescue actions, which deviate from their commercial routes and interrupt their professional activity to provide the necessary assistance, always coordinated by the National Centers – MRCC Lisboa and MRCC Delgada”.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

Related articles

Portuguese Medical Association considers it unacceptable that Viseu has no pediatric emergency room

The President of the Portuguese Medical Association (Ordem dos Médicos) today considered it unacceptable that the Viseu Dão-Lafões...

Bathing advised against in Matosinhos due to microbiological contamination

Bathing at Matosinhos beach, in the district of Porto, has been advised against since Tuesday due to microbiological...

Video surveillance in Porto has preserved images of 910 cases

The video surveillance installed around a year ago in downtown Porto has enabled the preservation of images related...

6,000 liters of wine seized in Santo Tirso (valued at €5,000)

The operation of the establishment was suspended "due to a lack of hygiene requirements". The Food and Economic Safety...