Regarding the accident in which a tourist boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula, Governor Suzuki of Hokkaido requested the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito to strengthen the rescue system by strengthening the helicopter of the Japan Coast Guard.

In most of the areas of Eastern Hokkaido and Northern Hokkaido, including the sea area where the Shiretoko sightseeing boat accident occurred, the Japan Coast Guard helicopter cannot arrive within an hour, and the emergency rescue system is an issue.



On the 17th, Governor Suzuki of Hokkaido visited the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito and handed over a request for strengthening the rescue system of the Japan Coast Guard.



By increasing the number of mobile rescuers who can save lives from helicopters and the sky, we are seeking to create a system where rescue can arrive within an hour in all areas.



In addition, we will provide financial support to local governments dealing with accidents and fishermen participating in search activities, verify safety measures to prevent recurrence, and provide guidance to businesses. I requested it.

After the visit, Governor Suzuki said, "The Minister said,'I want to have a strong awareness of the problem in the wake of the accident and consider it positively.' I want to continue working."



The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is considering a specific rescue system based on this request.

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