KARACHI (Agencies): The sea phase of the International Exercise Barracuda-XII was conducted today in the North Arabian Sea. The event was graced by Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh Maqbool Baqar as the Chief Guest, who witnessed the sea phase of the exercise onboard Pakistan Maritime Security Agency Ship KASHMIR.
The exercise saw participation from air and surface assets of Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), Pakistan Air Force, and other national stakeholders.
The drills included exercises on containment of oil spill, search and rescue operations, and anti-piracy, which were demonstrated by Pak Navy and PMSA aircrafts, Pakistan Navy and PAF helicopters, as well as PMSA ships.
The event was witnessed by fifteen foreign observers and representatives of various national stakeholders, who applauded the efforts of all the stakeholders, especially the efforts of Pakistan Navy and PMSA to fight any disaster at sea.
The International Exercise Barracuda-XII is a marine oil spill exercise aimed at enhancing the capacity and proficiency of national stakeholders to combat the menace of pollution at sea.