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…
Table Top Exercise to test alerting systems
On 8 and 9 March representatives of the English, French, Belgian and Dutch MIRGs, MRCC’s and the European Civil Protection organisation, gathered in Arras, France for a two-day Table Top…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
TOTAL SHIP TO PARTICIPATE IN FULL SCALE EXERCISE
The full scale exercise will take place on two vessels: a smaller vessel and a large one. Total Refinery has confirmed they will provide the smaller vessel. For two days the…
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
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.