An awesome initiatives as been taken to strengthen the water safety in Tanzanian waters off Dar es Salaam. The plans to establish a volunteer based has been worked on for quite a while and a local team has put many of the necessary components in place. When Safe Waters Foundation was approached to support the local organisation we found that our more than decade long experience in the field was extremely valuable and that we could contribute to the process in many ways. Apart from being a sounding board in strategic matters we also managed to secure the first rescue boat to Tanzania Sea Rescue. In mid August (2016) it made the journey from Uganda to Dar Es Salaam and the awaiting team, arriving the 22nd.
Now the local team will start a period of training and familiarisation with the new equipment before getting operational. This event marks the takeoff for a new search and rescue organisation in Africa and we are proud to be part of the process and will continue to advice and support our colleagues in Tanzania Sea Rescue!