PLOCAN has participated in the plane crash drill organised by the Spanish Air Force, through the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre of the Canary Islands (ARCC), run by the Search and Rescue Service (SAR).
The drill was carried out on 1 June in the north of Tenerife and took place in two phases, one on land and the other at sea in the territorial waters of the island region. During the drill, PLOCAN deployed a drifting buoy to monitor the currents in the area and provide data during search and rescue operations. Simulations of drift trajectories obtained from numerical prediction models were also provided to support operations.
The following institutions participated in the exercise: Government Delegation in the Canary Islands, Tenerife Island Council, Los Realejos Town Council, with its emergency services, the Navy, Spanish Red Cross, the Maritime Safety and Rescue Society (SASEMAR), Civil Guard, National Police, Government of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, through the Directorate General for Security and Emergencies and the Regional Ministry of Health, with the 112 Emergency Coordination Centre, Emergency and Security Group (GES), Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC), Tenerife North Airport, Regional Directorate of Air Navigation through the Canary Islands Air Traffic Control Centre (ACC Canarias), Canary Islands Space Centre (SPMCC Maspalomas), the Commission for the Investigation of Civil Aviation Accidents (CIAIAC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Military Aircraft Accidents (CITAAM), the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the La Laguna FP Emergency Centre and the El Tope Hotel (Puerto de la Cruz).