Video Of Rescue Exercise With Brittany Ferries’ GALICIA
On Monday April 12, the French “Préfecture maritime de la Manche et de la Mer du Nord” organised in cooperation with Brittany Ferries a rescue exercise. Ropax ferry GALICIA simulated a loss of propulsion, thus causing the vessel to drift 7 nautical miles north of Cherbourg.
The “Jobourg” regional operational surveillance and rescue center then coordinated the rescue operation. Involved were:
- The Caiman Marine helicopter of the French Navy from the 33F flotilla detachment based in Maupertus-sur-Mer, in charge of deploying the assessment and response team on board the ferry.
- The intervention, assistance and rescue tug ABEILLE LIBERTÉ, chartered by the French Navy, in charge of towing the GALICIA.
- A drone was deployed to bring the mooring lance safely aboard the ferry.