Argus 23, an Arctic search and rescue exercise

Argus 23, an Arctic search and rescue exercise
  • PublishedJune 19, 2023

Exercise Argus 23 came to an end on Saturday. It took place in the Arctic south of Greenland from June 12 to 16, 2023.

Argus 23 is a search and rescue exercise. Its aim is to promote cooperation in assisting ships and combating oil pollution at sea.

The exercise is an annual event designed to strengthen the ability of international partners to collaborate and promote effective partnerships, collaboration and interoperability on a variety of issues affecting the HIgh North region.

It brought together the Arctic Command and the French, US, Danish and Greenland navies.

The Danish and Greenland navies sent the inspection vessel Knud Rasmussen, the police vessels Ilik and Nakuaq and the Air Greenland SAR helicopter (EC-225).

The French Navy have sent the FS Fulmar and a Falcon surveillance aircraft. The U.S. Navy has deployed the USCG Sycamore.

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