Major emergency exercise planned for Killybegs

MS Silver Whisper docked in Killybegs in 2012
MS Silver Whisper docked in Killybegs in 2012

The ability of the emergency services to deal with a fire on a cruise ship docked in Killybegs will be tested in a major exercise which is taking place tomorrow.

Fire Crews from Killybegs, Glencolmcille and Donegal Town; Irish Coast Guard Volunteer Units from Killybegs and Bunbeg plus the Rescue 118 helicopter based at Sligo Airport will be joined by units of the National Ambulance Service; members of Donegal Civil Defence and personnel from the Killybegs Harbour Centre.

The Coastguard says responding personnel will demonstrate search, rescue & recovery procedures as well as emergency medical intervention skills.

Derek Flanagan is the Divisional Controller at Malin Head Coastguard Station..........