British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2008-09-12 10:46:44

Upcoming Stranding Exercise

At the debrief of the Mass Stranding Exercise it was agreed that we would look at running several stranding exercises at mystery locations in the Kent & Sussex area.

We are running an exercise on Saturday 12th November. To be held somewhere in the Eastbourne area of East Sussex. It is planned that each exercise will have a different twist and be slightly unusual in some way possing new questions and making us look at different scenarios etc.

The location and time are a secret. At some point on the 12th you will receive a phone call saying a stranding has occured and you will be given the details of where to go. That is all you will be told initially. We want these exercises to be as life like a possible. You will need to get yourself organised and down to the site as quickly as possible. If you want to base yourself in the area first thing in the morning so you are closer that is OK, as long as we have a mobile phone number for you and know how to contact you on the day.

If you would like to book on this exercise please contact us. We'll have time to meet up afterwards and have a drink at a local pub too - honest!!!!

Trevor Weeks
Advanced Marine Mammal Medic
BDMLR (Sussex Ast Co-ordinator)