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DVIDS – News – U.S. Coast Guard Supports Pacific Partnership 2022 in Solomon Islands

HONIARA, Solomon Islands – In early September, the Solomon Islands hosted the Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART), a multi-day international workshop and exercise on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. of disaster.

The Coast Guard District’s fourteen emergency management response experts partnered with the Center of Disaster Management Excellence (CFE-DM) of Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), USNS Mercy, National Office Solomon Islands Disaster Management (NDMO), Royal Solomon Islands Police and Fire Department,
and the Solomon Islands National Emergency Response Team (NERT) to support effective response and coordination to natural disasters, oil spills and search and rescue (SAR) situations.

The Pacific Partnership was born after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the unprecedented multinational relief efforts that followed. This incident highlighted the need for an international partnership to prepare for and respond to all traditional natural and man-made disasters as well as non-traditional security threats such as scarcity of critical resources and degradation of the environment. ‘environment.

“The Pacific Partnership ’22 mission has been pivotal in working with the Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office to build knowledge, strength and resilience,” said James Garland, the district’s emergency management expert. fourteen of the coastguards. “This crucial mission helps each country build its capacity and capacity to respond and manage disasters.”

Fourteen subject matter experts from the Coast Guard District shared their technical knowledge on the fundamentals of the Incident Command System, including the command structure used to guide and prepare nations and government agencies for responses. effective in incidents. Members of the Coast Guard also provided an international and joint briefing on the coordination of rescue operations regarding search and rescue (SAR) capabilities in Oceania. The workshop also included discussions on foreign military assistance in disaster response, coordination mechanisms to maximize inclusiveness, and multinational roles in humanitarian assistance.

Pacific Partnership is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-led mission that builds regional resilience, interoperability, and security with various partner nations in Southeast Asia and Oceania. The U.S. Coast Guard looks forward to a continued working relationship and future engagement opportunities with Solomon Islands agency partners.

Date taken: 27.09.2022
Date posted: 27.09.2022 21:20
Story ID: 430217

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