GREENLAND COMMAND
Rear Admiral Henrik Kudsk
Agenda:
Greenland
Greenland Command.
Maritime Safety in the Arctic – factors,
capabilities – new challenges.
Greenland Com...
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GREENLAND
COMMAND
- Military Defence of Greenland
- Surveillance and maintenance of territor...
FACTS:
NORTH TO SOUTH:
2.670 KM
EAST TO WEST:
1.200 KM
TOTAL: 2.186.000 KM²
COASTLINE: 39,330 KM
EEZ/GFZ:
WEST COAST : 230...
National
Park
FACTS:
Population: 57.000
W-coast: Over 50.000
(85%)
Nuuk: 15.000
Icecap:
SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR)
GREENLAND COMMAND is the MRCC (Maritime Rescue
Coordination Center) for the Greenlandic Search and...
SEARCH AND
RESCUE REGION
GREENLAND
RCC BODOE
RCC TRENTON
MRCC REYKJAVIK
RCC HALIFAX
MRCC Reykjavik
MRCC Grønnedal
MRCCs
RCC Sdr. Strømfjord
MRCC St. Johns.
RCC Halifax
MRCC Grønnedal
Station North
Landing strip
SIRIUS Sledge Patrol
Main Base Daneborg
Mestersvig Landing Strip
Greenland Command resources
N...
At sea!
In the air!
THE FACTORS
Small population concentrated as “islands” on the west
coast.
Small rescue resources historically dimensioned ...
EMERGING CHALLENGES
Current and future mining and offshore activity
Opening of new international shipping routes across
th...
M/S EXPLORER – Antarctica, November 23rd.
2007
.
THE WAY AHEAD
Greenland Command is actively creating and monitoring the
commercial activities in the waters off Greenland....
MANDATORY IMO CODES:
SHIP REPORTING SYSTEMS IN GREENLAND WATERS
(GREENPOS) (SN/Circ.221)
IMO GUIDELINES:
GUIDELINES FOR SH...
A Danish Perspective on the Arctic: The Greenland Command Brief
A Danish Perspective on the Arctic: The Greenland Command Brief
A Danish Perspective on the Arctic: The Greenland Command Brief
A Danish Perspective on the Arctic: The Greenland Command Brief
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Recently, Second Line of Defense interviewed Rear Admiral (Retired) Henrik Kudsk. Kudsk was the last commander of the Greenland Command which has been replaced by the Danish Arctic Command. This command brief dating from 2012 provides a good overview of how the world looks from Greenland, seen by a commander in charge of the security and defense of Greenland. The turnover occurred in the Fall of 2012.

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A Danish Perspective on the Arctic: The Greenland Command Brief

  1. 1. GREENLAND COMMAND Rear Admiral Henrik Kudsk
  2. 2. Agenda: Greenland Greenland Command. Maritime Safety in the Arctic – factors, capabilities – new challenges. Greenland Command. The Search and Rescue task. Resources for Search and Rescue. The Arctic factors. Emerging challenges. The way ahead: Mandatory IMO Codes.
  3. 3. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GREENLAND COMMAND - Military Defence of Greenland - Surveillance and maintenance of territorial sovereignty - Related maritime duties such as: - SAR (is also the MRCC Greenland), Notices to Mariners, etc.Mariners, etc. - Fishery Protection - Anti-pollution and oil spill recovery in the open ocean - Support to local Greenlandic communities such as ice breaking etc. - Hydrographic survey.
  4. 4. FACTS: NORTH TO SOUTH: 2.670 KM EAST TO WEST: 1.200 KM TOTAL: 2.186.000 KM² COASTLINE: 39,330 KM EEZ/GFZ: WEST COAST : 230.000 NM² EAST COAST : 240.000 NM² NORTH AREA : 145.000 NM² TERRITORIAL WATERS: 3 NM EEZ/GFZ: 200 NM
  5. 5. National Park FACTS: Population: 57.000 W-coast: Over 50.000 (85%) Nuuk: 15.000 Icecap:
  6. 6. SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) GREENLAND COMMAND is the MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Center) for the Greenlandic Search and Rescue Region. For this task GREENLAND COMMAND coordinates rescue with all available resources such as our own naval ships and aircraft, commercial helicopters or any civilian traffic in the area. No dedicated SAR resources exist. Evacuation of hunters off Ilulissat, 11. January 2001 ISLAND COMMMANDER GREENLAND is also responsible for the ship reporting system in Greenland (GREENPOS), facilitating an good picture of maritime traffic to and from Greenland.
  7. 7. SEARCH AND RESCUE REGION GREENLAND RCC BODOE RCC TRENTON MRCC REYKJAVIK RCC HALIFAX
  8. 8. MRCC Reykjavik MRCC Grønnedal MRCCs RCC Sdr. Strømfjord MRCC St. Johns. RCC Halifax MRCC Grønnedal
  9. 9. Station North Landing strip SIRIUS Sledge Patrol Main Base Daneborg Mestersvig Landing Strip Greenland Command resources National Park Greenland Command HQ Mestersvig Landing Strip Patrol Aircraft
  10. 10. At sea!
  11. 11. In the air!
  12. 12. THE FACTORS Small population concentrated as “islands” on the west coast. Small rescue resources historically dimensioned towards the small population; and towards traditional off shore activities, mainly fisheries, and a historical sparse traffic of cargo ships between Europe and Greenland. Enormity and remoteness of the remainder of Greenland andEnormity and remoteness of the remainder of Greenland and surrounding waters Hostile climate; with significantly different conditions summer and winter Poorly surveyed waters in remote areas Given above factors I will discuss the SAR implications of the increasing global focus towards the Arctic: Next slide!
  13. 13. EMERGING CHALLENGES Current and future mining and offshore activity Opening of new international shipping routes across the Arctic Increased scientific activity Increased cruise ship tourismIncreased cruise ship tourism
  14. 14. M/S EXPLORER – Antarctica, November 23rd. 2007
  15. 15. .
  16. 16. THE WAY AHEAD Greenland Command is actively creating and monitoring the commercial activities in the waters off Greenland. Also in order to create a good prognosis of the cruise ship activities and a prioritized employment of our own units. This is done in a close cooperation with the Icelandic Coast Guard and MRCC Reykjavik. The cruise operators are warned of the risks against operating alone and are advised to operate in ”pairs” when in remote areas .and are advised to operate in ”pairs” when in remote areas . The Danish Maritime Authority has suggested the Arctic nation to support the implementation via IMO of a mandatory Arctic code on the conduct and equipment of ships. The IMO process could take a long time, so your parliamentarian support might facilitate the process!
  17. 17. MANDATORY IMO CODES: SHIP REPORTING SYSTEMS IN GREENLAND WATERS (GREENPOS) (SN/Circ.221) IMO GUIDELINES: GUIDELINES FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN ARCTIC ICE-COVERED WATERS (MSC/Circ.1056 MEPC/Circ.399) RELEVANT IMO CODES (not complete) WATERS (MSC/Circ.1056 MEPC/Circ.399) GUIDELINES ON VOYAGE PLANNING FOR PASSENGER SHIPS OPERATING IN REMOTE AREAS (RESOLUTION A.999(25)) ENHANCED CONTINGENCY PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR PASSENGER SHIPS OPERATING IN AREAS REMOTE FROM SAR FACILITIES (MSC.1/Circ.1184)

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