DPR launches Lagos search and rescue centre
Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has launched the Oil and Gas Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) centre in Lagos. The DPR said the centre aimed to improve safety and operational efficiency.
The DPR is working on the plan with Omni-Blu Aviation Services. The statement said the two would work together on “safety and revenue generation”.
DPR’s director Sarki Auwalu said the programme aimed to “guarantee safety of lives while also guaranteeing for any emergency and [at] the same time provide medical services to victim … it creates a co-operative agreement to reduce cost and enhance value for all the stakeholders”. The head of the DPR said SeRAS would “entrench safe practices, drive cost reduction and improve operational efficiency across the industry.”
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