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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:39
Fire dept. to train elite team for cruise ship, ferry blazes
The fire department is training an elite team to fight large fires on board ferries and cruise ships on the North Sea. The team's main goal will be to prevent hazardous evacuations from occurring at sea and thereby saving lives, AD reports. The team will be deployed from this summer. An example of such a fire is the large fire on board the Norman Atlantic in December last year. A number of passengers jumped into the water in a panic and drowned. Eleven crew members were killed in the fire. Some passengers had to wait more than 24 hours to be rescued.