Modernizacja wyposażenia i infrastruktury Morskiej Służby Poszukiwania i Ratownictwa

Maciej Tarkowski


Since 1997 Polish Ship Rescue, and then Maritime Search and Rescue Services(SAR Service) lead the modernization process of their rescue fleet. Successive introductionof new units into service was accompanied by modernization andexpansion of bases in places of dislocation as well as other equipment. As the result ofthis process, the strength and means for searching and saving life at the sea, were notonly significantly modernized, but also a better fit to the needs of transforming themaritime economy, which resulted in increasing the safety of navigation. The timeneeded to reach the farthest point in the Polish zone of responsibility was shortenedfrom nine to four hours. Equally decreased the time required to provide qualifiedmedical first aid. The time to reach persons in need was significantly reduced thanksto a much higher speed reached by the new units. At the same time possible durationof the search action increased to five days, and the applied technical solutions significantlyfacilitated the exploration and taking survivors as well as providing qualifiedmedical first aid for passengers and crew of the threatened unit. Modern equipmentand new rescue stations improved rescuers comfort. SAR Service is also responsiblefor combating threats and marine pollution. In this field changes in equipment weremuch smaller. Therefore a modern unit of service is planned to be introduced by 2020year. The aim of this article is to discuss the modernization process, equipment andinfrastructure of SAR Service in 1997; 2015 years, and also further plans in this area.The content of the article includes: (1) the characteristics of the new rescue units; (2)an initial assessment of their suitability for particular tasks; (3) the characteristics ofmodernized marine and coastal rescue stations; (4) the discussion of design assumptionsfor the new multi-purpose rescue unit adapted to combat threats and marinepollution.
Author Maciej Tarkowski (FOG / IG / DRDG)
Maciej Tarkowski,,
- Department of Regional Development Geography
Other language title versionsThe modernization of equipment and infrastructure of Polish Maritime Search and Rescue Duty
Journal seriesZeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego. Ekonomika Transportu i Logistyka, ISSN 0208-4821, (B 8 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.55
Languagepl polski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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