PICTURE GALLERY: Ship blaze exercise for fire teams

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Fire and Rescue crews from the Marine Response team attended the Port of Boston on Friday for an emergency training excercise.

The crews from Boston, Spalding and Skegness took part in a ‘Ship Alongside Exercise’, similating a fire on board a vessel.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Similar training incidents take place on a regular basis, and include a variety of different scenarios, including changing the place and time.

Mark Housam, marine response coordinator at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: ““Following the successful completion of Friday’s simulated ship fire, I would like to thank the Port of Boston for its cooperation and participation in the exercise.

“Despite the tough conditions, the specialist crews showed great enthusiasm, throwing themselves into the task as if it were a real incident and concluding the exercise safely.

“As I’ve said before, training exercises are incredibly important in ensuring that our firefighters are ready to face a wide variety of operational scenarios and this one was no exception.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

“It has given the crews involved a greater awareness of the complexity of this type of incident, and of the hazards and risks associated with it.”

Standard photographer David Dawson went along to get some pictures.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescure doing a training exercise onboard a ship at Port of Boston.