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7/26/2016 4:56:58 PM

Da Nang holds rehearsal of disaster management and water rescue response

(VNF) - More than 100 people took part in an exercise to deal with disaster, regional response, coastal medicine and maritime search and rescue on Han River, Da Nang city, on July 26th.

The drill was jointly organized by the People's Committee of Da Nang and the Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16).

The drill includes disaster preparedness, national and regional response, coastal medicine and maritime search and rescue. (Photo: Tienphong)

The scenario involved rescuing ships and boats in the storm, and providing humanitarian assistance. In addition, PP16 personnel will provide lifeguard training and English conversational skills to members of Da Nang's community.

The Pacific Partnership, promoted by the United States Navy (USN) in 2004, aims to improve collaboration between the region’s military forces and charitable organizations during disaster relief operations, while providing humanitarian and medical assistance to regional countries.

Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16) kicked off in Da Nang, Vietnam on July 15th, for the third consecutive year, with the arrival of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Japanese Navy ship JSDS Shimokita (LST-4002). The Vietnam People's Navy ship Khanh Hoa is also participating in this year's event. This is the seventh time in eleven years that the event has taken place in Vietnam’s provinces and cities./.

  ( Tienphong )
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