Firefighting exercise in the Port of Monaco
During late morning on Tuesday 14 January 2020, a firefighting exercise was held on a boat in the Quai Jules Soccal sector of the Port of Monaco.
The exercise involved all of the Principality’s response and emergency service units that are mobilised in these types of circumstances. The scenario was based on a simulation of a fire on a small boat with one person trapped in the cabin.
Under the command of the Fire and Emergency Service, the Marine and Airport Police Division, Department of Maritime Affairs, Monaco Port Authority (SEPM) and the Yacht Club Marina were able to work on automatic responses, coordination and the division of responsibilities.
Another exercise on a larger yacht will take place during 2020.
This exercise mobilised:
- 4 fire engines, 1 boat, 1 drone and one level of command from the Fire and Emergency Service
- 2 boats, including 1 carrying diving personnel, from the Marine and Airport Police Division
- 1 liaison officer and 1 boat from the Department of Maritime Affairs
- 4 inflatable dinghies and 10 people from the SEPM and YCM