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SEACOR Subsidiaries ERA Helicopters
and SEACOR Environmental Services Conduct Joint SAR
and Emergency Medical Services Demonstration
SEACOR HOLDINGS INC. announced that it licopters dedicated to the program. These sponse efforts through its diverse and flex-
has conducted a joint Search and Rescue aircraft types have flight performance ca- ible aviation and marine assets. In addition,
(SAR) and Emergency Medical Services pabilities to execute deepwater maritime the Company provides a broad scope of
demonstration on October 28 in Sabine SAR and Emergency Medical Services knowledge and expertise in operational
Pass, Texas. The demonstration of SEA- operations at distances up to 250 nautical preparedness and safety training,” said
COR’s joint services capabilities stems miles offshore. John Allen, Senior Vice President, SEA-
from a teaming arrangement between Era This event demonstrated SEACOR’s COR Environmental Services.
Helicopters LLC (Era), a SEACOR sub- SAR capabilities, including the Com- Participating SEACOR business seg-
sidiary, and Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR). pany’s ability to rapidly deploy its flexible ments were represented by Era Heli-
Era and P1AR are now offering FAA-ap- marine and aviation assets and highly copters, SEACOR Environmental Services
proved full-service SAR and Emergency trained personnel in response to situations International, National Response Corpo-
Medical Services capability and turnkey that may necessitate an emergency med- ration and SEACOR Marine. The demon-
solutions to offshore Oil & Gas compa- ical rescue, hurricane evacuation, oil spill stration included two scenarios, a Search
nies in the Gulf of Mexico and abroad. response or a combination of emergency and Rescue and an Emergency Medical
The P1AR crews including hoist oper- response operations. Rescue, both of which utilized SEACOR
ators, rescue swimmers and flight para- “SEACOR has the ability to offer its aviation and marine assets.
medics supplement Era’s pilots and customers unique capabilities to facilitate The event was well-attended by repre-
state-of-the-art AW-139 and EC-225 he- emergency medical and environmental re- sentatives of offshore Oil & Gas compa-
nies and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector
Houston - Galveston and Air Station per-
sonnel who closely observed the demon-
stration from the deck of SEACOR Quest,
a 160-ft Mini-supply vessel. Jim Shugart,
Executive Vice President, Marketing for
Era said, “We greatly appreciate the level
of interest in the demonstration expressed
by our customers, which represents a
global interest in SEACOR’s comprehen-
sive aerial, marine and environmental re-
sponse services. Customers were able to
witness firsthand that with a single phone
call, SEACOR’s assets and highly trained
professionals can be utilized to respond to
any scenario.”
SEACOR’s SAR and Emergency Med-
ical Services include:
• SAR emergency response prepared-
ness and management, including SAR
plan development, training and exer-
cise support provided by O’Brien’s
Response Management, another
SEACOR Environmental subsidiary;
• Aerial SAR operations and prepared-
ness, and helicopter/rescue team op-
erational training by Era Helicopters
and Priority 1 Air Rescue; and
• Vessel SAR operations and training
by National Response Corporation,
SEACOR Environmental Services
International and SEACOR Marine.
Priority 1 Air Rescue, commonly re-
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