Training for African women working in SAR operations held at Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Morocco
IMO says training for African women working in search and rescue (SAR) operations was held at the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Rabat, Morocco (13-15 November). Thirteen officials (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa) from developing countries and Small Island Developing States took part in the first regional training course of this kind.
The course included a practical exercise on a rescue boat and provided a platform to discuss how to improve and enhance the knowledge of African women working in SAR and to provide them with appropriate tools to manage SAR missions.
IMO, together with the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and the Government of Morocco, supported the course, the latest in a series of events this year which fully support the World Maritime theme "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community".