Coast Guard, Mexican Navy Participate in Joint-Nation SAREX

Posted: January 9, 2014

By: [The Log]

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Members of the 11th U.S. Coast Guard District participated in a joint two-day search and rescue exercise, SAREX, with members of the Mexican navy’s Search and Rescue Station in Ensenada, Mexico, Dec. 5-6.

The visit included a flag officer professional exchange, presentations highlighting each country’s search and rescue capabilities, and a multiple-scenario tabletop exercise requiring joint coordination and response.

“The overall objective of the United States and Mexico Search and Rescue Exercise is to exercise the interoperability of the U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican navy,” said Capt. Arthur Snyder, the 11th Coast Guard District Chief of Incident Management. 

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