Comparison of SAR Strategies in Norwegian and Russian Part of the Barents Sea

Berg, T.E. (MARINTEK) | Selvik, Ø. (MARINTEK) | Rautio, R. (Akvaplan Niva) | Bambulyak, A. (Akvaplan Niva) | Marichev, A. (VNIIGAZ)


The rising level of industrial activity in the Barents Sea region will result in more SAR operations. Oil and gas companies develop their own emergency response organizations in order to obtain the governmental permits required to operate. Where commercial shipping and fisheries are concerned, emergency response operations will depend on the availability of governmental resources and vessels of opportunity when an accident occurs. Low sea and air temperatures require rapid response in the event of a maritime emergency.