That the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner ensures that an emergency services multi-agency working group is established to develop a specialist marine emergency response capability for Victoria based on the multi-agency Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) model. The specialist personnel should be required to have:
• detailed knowledge of ship safety systems and ship command/control arrangements;
• detailed understanding of State, national and international marine emergency management
• the ability to safely board and undertake a detailed assessment of a maritime emergency
• the ability to support the ships crew during a maritime emergency;
• the ability to effectively relay information back to the Marine Emergency Management Team.

Recommendation 21