Major Maritime Disaster Training Exercise

The Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Armed Forces, BC Ferries, Emergency Management BC, BC Emergency Health Services, and Public Safety Canada are leading a large scale, multi-agency, on-water emergency preparedness exercise in the Gulf Islands area. “Exercise Salish Sea 2017” is an opportunity for various organizations to work together in maritime emergency scenario and practice a coordinated response. The scenario for the exercise is that a fire has occurred on BC Ferries’ M/V Coastal Renaissance, and passengers and crew must evacuate. On October 25, M/V Coastal Renaissance will be taken out…

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