Maritime Safety and Rescue Society

Summary

Spanish Maritime Safety Agency
Salvamento Marítimo
Emblem of the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency.svg
SASEMAR emblem
AbbreviationSASEMAR
Formation24 November 1992
HeadquartersMadrid
Location
Region served
Spain
Official language
Spanish
Parent organization
Ministerio de Fomento
Dirección General de la Marina Mercante
Budget
215 million €
Staff
1,453
Websitewww.salvamentomaritimo.es

The Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima (literally: Maritime Safety and Rescue Society), also known as SASEMAR or Salvamento Marítimo, is a sea search and rescue agency that operates in Spain. It is the body in charge of maritime traffic control, safety and rescue operations, and protection of the maritime environment but lacks any law enforcement responsibilities. The agency runs 20 rescue coordination centers (RCC), employs a staff of 1,500, and operates a fleet of 19 vessels, 54 boats, 11 helicopters, and 4 airplanes.

Equipment

Tugboats

María de Maeztu class[1]
Name Code Year Power (cv.) Displ. (tons.) Length (m.) Area Namesake
María Pita BS-14 2007 5 500 60 39,7 Galicia (Rías Bajas) María Pita
María Zambrano BS-22 2007 5 500 60 39,7 Golfo de Cádiz María Zambrano
María de Maeztu BS-13 2008 5 500 60 39,7 Cornisa Cantábrica María de Maeztu
Marta Mata BS-33 2008 5 500 60 39,7 Baleares Marta Mata
SAR Mastelero BS-23 2010 5 500 60 39,7 Southern Mediterranean Topmast
SAR Gavia BS-15 2010 5 500 60 39,7 Galicia (Rías Altas) Topsail
SAR Mesana BS-34 2010 5 500 60 39,7 Levante Mizzen mast
Luz de Mar class[2]
Name Code Year Power (cv.) Displ. (tons.) Length (m.) Area Namesake
Luz de Mar BS-41 2005 10 300 128 56 Strait
Miguel de Cervantes BS-21 2005 10 300 128 56 Canarias Miguel de Cervantes
Don Inda class[3]
Name Code Year Power (cv.) Displ. (tons.) Length (m.) Area Namesake
Don Inda BS-11 2006 20 600 228 80 Atlantic Indalecio Prieto
Clara Campoamor BS-32 2007 20 600 228 80 Mediterranean Clara Campoamor

Lifeboats

  • Salvamar class
  • Guardamar class

Aircraft

A Maritime Security and Rescue Society AW139SAR rescue helicopter

Aircraft accidents

  • On 21 January 2010, Spanish Maritime Safety Agency AW-139SAR, crashed into the sea close to Almería.[citation needed] Three of the four on board died.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sea-rescue.info – Embarcaciones de Salvamento – SaSeMar 3 / 39.70 mm" (in Spanish). Sea-rescue.info. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Sea-rescue.info – Embarcaciones de Salvamento – SaSeMar 3 / 56.00 m" (in Spanish). Sea-rescue.info. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Sea-rescue.info – Embarcaciones de Salvamento – SaSeMar 3 / 80.00 m" (in Spanish). Sea-rescue.info. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2009.

External links

  • Official website