The Fishermen’s Safety Group (KESAN), which is oriented towards the concept of volunteerism, is an efficient and well-trained non-governmental security team aimed at providing assistance in rescue missions as well as disaster operations or accidents at sea involving the fishing community.
This programme was inspired by the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and commenced implementation on 15 September 2016 in Terengganu. The programme has been rebranded as the Fishermen’s Safety Group (KESAN) following the merger between the Fisheries Volunteers (SUPER) and the Fishermen’s Safety Group (KUKENAL).
In cooperation with rescue teams such as PDRM, BOMBA and RELA as well as assisting in operations to transfer disaster victims to designated settlement centres or search and rescue (SAR) operations for accidents at sea.
The objective of the course is to give exposure and improve knowledge and skills to course participants with disaster situations or SAR operations for accidents at sea as well as to produce group members who are skilled in helping the fishing community and cooperate in the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) as a communication channel to enforcement and rescue agencies.
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Search and Rescue Operation (SAR) in PNK Bachok, Kelantan to find missing fishermen
Photos taken during the Fishermen’s Safety Course (KESAN) which was held with the involvement of fishermen and the Fire and Rescue Team.