In conjunction with federal, state, and local agencies prepare for the emergency in Charleston Harbor on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
The drilling will be similar to the bulk of the ship’s damage, as if the ship had been hit by another ship in port. Emergency operations will take place on the water and in the harbor and in the downtown area.
The public is advised that this is drilling only and that emergency access to the area is part of the planned operation.
Drilling a Trial Ship Planned
Several agencies have participated in emergency drills and casualty simulations Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, Wednesday, June 28. The situation is similar to when a cruise ship collides with a ship in port and it may be necessary to evacuate about 100 people from the ship. At the same time, the “victims” will be exposed in the water to continue to test methods and emergency responses.
No cruise ships were scheduled for the Port of Charleston on Wednesday Carnival Sunshine currently taken from the city, and TUI Cruises’ Marella Discovery they visit the harbor regularly.
The purpose of drilling is “Try more casualties and save more lives and promote better communication and coordination between agencies responding to major maritime emergencies,” according to the United States Coast Guard.
Such drills, which are similar to earthquakes and hurricanes that have been planned before, are designed to test and validate emergency procedures and reveal any gaps in emergency preparedness so that response plans can be made more effective. .
In total, more than 120 people will take part in the drill, which will be held in public spaces to achieve realism and include injury exposure and practice scenarios.
Drills are expected to begin at approximately 9 a.m., with the game ending at approximately noon at the field and at 3 p.m. at the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center.
“People need to know that it’s not an emergency,” 1st Class Ryan Dickinson told local media. Most of these events will take place in Charleston Harbor, between Shutes Folly and the South Channel.
Eerie Similarities to Miami Events
While this drill is no doubt planned for a while, it is strikingly similar to what happened at PortMiami on Sunday, June 25, when a A 30 meter boat collided with a boat in the Government Cut.
The incident killed one person, closed the route for nearly 12 hours, and stranded 15,000 passengers on three large cruise ships outside PortMiami until the disaster was cleared, the port reopened, and ships could dock.
Miami’s emergency crews responded well to the accident, rescuing one person and ensuring the area was safe from debris or environmental damage before the ships entered the channel. Similarly, the ship’s crew and dock workers stepped forward informing guests on board and those waiting to board about the situation.
While it may be unsettling to see actual safety drills performed based on a potential emergency, such drills are essential for training personnel, developing procedures, and ensuring the best possible response to any emergency.
Crew members on a cruise ship often conduct safety drills, test equipment and ensure that everyone is trained and ready to respond to any emergency, no matter what the situation. distance warningshipboard fire, hurricane, or other catastrophic event.
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Similarly, every seafarer must participate in the ship’s emergency procedures before departure. This drill covers how to wear a life vest properly, how to sound the ship’s emergency warning, where to go in an emergency, what number to call to report an accident, and more.