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A boat carrying around 250 people has sunk south of Prigi beach in eastern Java and we have started a search and rescue effort," the national search and rescue team said in an sms message as saying: "The boat sank Saturday evening.
Welsh urban search-and-rescue team manager Eric Bellew said: "The hard work in terms of training, which the Welsh fire and rescue services urban search and rescue team undertakes to serve the local community, has clear benefits to the international community when disaster strikes.
From Britain, a 59-strong search and rescue team was headed for Japan Sunday, with two rescue dogs, a medical support unit -- and 11 tonnes of specialist rescue equipment including heavy lifting and cutting gear.
There are 13 search and rescue teams from different brigades around the country who take it in turns to be on call to respond to international disasters.
After Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast in late August, the Federal Emergency Management Agency asked Los Angeles and other California agencies to send as many men and women as possible from county and city fire departments' search and rescue teams.
Every Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) has 62 trained specialists, 4 dogs, and 16,000 pieces of equipment.
Search and rescue teams from all over the world have tirelessly lent their hand in the rescue efforts, with almost 300 canines working in lower Manhattan.
The Japanese urban search and rescue team made an invaluable contribution to the earthquake rescue effort.