Baltic Sea MIRG Project
The Baltic Sea Maritime Incident Response Group (Baltic Sea MIRG) Project was established by the Finnish Border Guard as the responsible maritime search and rescue authority in cooperation with Finland’s Emergency Rescue Services. The project has sought to create joint MIRG coordination models and operational guidelines for the Baltic Sea region and support the harmonisation of MIRG services in Europe.
Joint coordination models and operational guidelines would make MIRG operations safer and more efficient in case of ship fires or other maritime accidents requiring MIRG teams from several countries. They would not only enhance the cooperation between different countries’ MIRG teams but also the cooperation between the maritime SAR authorities, emergency fire and rescue services providing MIRG teams and the crew of the distress vessel.