ERT SAR UK | MARINE UNIT
PHOTO: Members of ERT SAR perform water rescues in Pakistan during the floods in the Indus River
Our Marine Unit is our extensive amphibious capacity to operate on land and water.
This includes flood waters, swift water, ice rescue, mud and boat / watercraft response.
Members of the Marine Unit have to complete 3 phases of Marine Unit Proficiency (MUP) Levels 1 to 3. They also need additional complementary training such as powerboat operations or VHF Radio Operations and so on.
We train to many standards from NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue in water disciplines to the DEFRA Flood Rescue standards using the latest version of the Flood Rescue Concept of Operations (ConOps.) We are a UK DEFRA FRCO Type B and Type C team.
We have deployed to floods in the UK as well as missions abroad as well as working with many amazing groups such as the Royal Marine Commandos.
OUR MARINE UNIT RUNS ALL AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
Operation: Red Kite
Deployed as a Swiftwater Rescue Flood Team to the UK floods in Oxfordshire during July 2007
Exercise: Bluebird Vanguard
Training exercise with The Royal Marines 40 Commando and 539 Assault Squadron
Operation: Black Cobra
Members of the Marine Unit and Professional Medics deployed to Floods / humanitarian disaster in Pakistan, August 2010
Operation: Russell's Viper
Members of the Marine Unit deploy in boats to perform waterway searches in Sri Lanka following the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004