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Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR)

Bristow provides search and rescue (SAR) services as a core part of its helicopter services in most of the countries in which it operates. Since 1971, Bristow has flown more than 65,000 SAR operational hours and conducted more than 20,100 SAR missions, during which more than 10,700 people have been rescued or assisted by our crews and helicopters worldwide. The company supplies a dedicated SAR helicopter and crew to cover exploration projects in remote areas. It requires specific expertise to conduct SAR operations, and Bristow has been a world leader in SAR for years, with experienced pilots, technical crew, paramedics, engineers and ground crew to conduct SAR operations safely and reliably.

Australia
Bristow provides search and rescue and medical evacuation services to the oil and gas industry.

Canada
In 2012, Bristow acquired an interest in Cougar Helicopters Inc., the largest offshore energy and search and rescue helicopter service provider in Canada. Cougar provides commercial search and rescue services to the oil and gas industry.

Norway
Bristow provides commercial search and rescue services for a number of oil and gas companies operating in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Russia
Bristow operates a local search and rescue service for Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Trinidad
Bristow operates a local search and rescue service in support of oil and gas operations.

United Kingdom
Bristow operates the 10 Coastguard helicopter bases around the UK on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard to respond to all SAR incidents for the whole of the UK. Please visit our UK SAR section for more information on our SAR heritage and current SAR operations in the UK.

United States
Bristow provides search and rescue and medical evacuation services to the oil and gas industry.

For questions about SAR services in your country, please contact a member of our Commercial team:

Africa
Mayowa Babatunde
Senior Manager, Business Development
+234 706 711 0694
mayowa.babatunde@bristowgroup.com

Americas (United States, Guyana, Trinidad, Brazil and Canada)
Kade Monlezun
Senior Manager, Business Development
+1 337 335 2359
kade.monlezun@bristowgroup.com

Australia
Pat Thirley
Senior Manager, Business Development
+61 (08) 9475 1709
patrick.thirley@bristowgroup.com

Norway
Inger Garvik
Business Development Account Manager
+47 51644325
inger.garvik@bristowgroup.com

United Kingdom
Ian McCabe
Business Development Account Manager
+44 (0) 1224 723 151
ian.mccabe@bristowgroup.com