Since March 8th the world has watched the huge air and sea search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, MH370.
As this strange story unfolded, vast search areas were calculated and the ships and aircraft and satellites of dozens of countries became involved. Colossal areas of the Earth's surface came under scrutiny; immense efforts were made by SAR organisations and their partners; ground-breaking data analysis took place.
London, Monday, 17th March 2014. A mass rescue simulation – the first of its kind – featuring a major collision between passenger carrying ships, will be a highlight of the third International Mass Rescue Conference organized by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF).
Hosted by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS), the conference, part of the Gothenburg series, will be held in the Swedish city from 1st to the 3rd June 2014 and will focus on developing and sharing practical solutions to the problems identified during the simulation exercise and from the previous two conferences.