Under Bristow’s Americas contract with BP in the Gulf of Mexico, Acadian Air Med will be providing flight paramedics stationed in Galliano, Louisiana.


Original press release from Bristow:

Bristow Secures BP Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Bristow’s Americas team has secured a multi-year search and rescue (SAR) contract with BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Bristow will support BP from its standalone SAR facility located at the South Lafourche Airport in Galliano, Louisiana.

As part of the contract, BP joins other members of the SAR consortium formed by Bristow, which guarantees SAR and aeromedical responses to its clients and their employees, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bristow supports the consortium with a dedicated state-of-the-art Leonardo AW139, Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to provide emergency response services. An advanced dispatch system staffed by registered EMTs provides pre-arrival medical instructions over the phone and efficiently prioritizes and manages response efforts in the event that multiple, simultaneous call-outs are received.

“We are honored to provide this critical lifesaving service on behalf of BP,” said Americas Senior Manager Business Development Kade Monlezun. “We are drawing on our years of experience of operating SAR around the world, including all of the UK on behalf of the HM Coastguard, and partnering with Acadian Air Med Service to deliver the highest level of medical care available in the Gulf of Mexico.”

“Our experienced flight crews, long-range rescue aircraft, critical-care medical capability and contingency rescue equipment allow us to provide unmatched support for any maritime emergency situation,” said Deputy Area Manager, Americas David Jacob. “With our unique rescue fleet, all areas of the Gulf of Mexico are within reach of this lifesaving service.”

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