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20mei 16

A visit to the ERCC in Brussels

The MIRG-EX project group visited the ERCC (Emergency Response Coordination Centre) in Brussels. The tour gave the team a proper view of how the ERCC collects information on emergencies and coordinates…

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19feb 16

Visit to Zeebrugge

In October the MIRG-EX Full Scale Exercise will start in Zeebrugge, at the Belgian coast. A working group making arrangements for all persons participating in the exercise, visited Zeebrugge. The…

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12feb 16

MIRGs in Lifeline newsletter

The February Newsletter LIFELINE which is published by the International Maritime Rescue Organisation (http://international-maritime-rescue.org/) focuses on the provision of external assistance being provided to vessels at sea. There are a…

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29jan 16

MIRG Zeeland gets into action

On Thursday 19 January the Zeeland MIRG was alarmed: a fire in the engine room of the Argo, sailing on the Westerschelde river (NL), was discovered. The Argo is 67-meter…

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29jan 16

Fire Aboard Ventura

From Worldmaritimenews.com: A fire broke out in one of the cargo holds of the general cargo ship Ventura as the ship was about to enter the Kiel Canal on 18 December 2015.…

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AGENDA

8 and 9 March 2016
Table Top Exercise France

25 May 2016
Command Post Exercise

11 and 12 October 2016
Full Scale Exercise

23 November 2016
MIRG-EX Conference

SET UP MIRGs

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The Interreg IVA MIRG-EU project brought together fire fighter teams from Kent (UK), Pas de Calais (FR), Ghent, Antwerp and Beveren (BE) and Zeeland (NL). All partners set up their MIRG, developed standard operational procedures and acquired compatible equipment.

By doing a large scale exercise, the teams have demonstrated they are ready to operate at sea, to contain on-board incidents, that they can assist one another and take over operations when necessary.

In MIRG-EU the teams will take the next step: working according to the European Civil Protection mechanism.

FRANCE
ENGLAND
BELGIË
NEDERLAND

 

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