Fire-Fighting Training

During a recent visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona conducted fire-fighting training with five members of the Djiboutian coastguard.

EU Naval Force Warship HSwMS Carlskrona Conducts Fire-Fighting Training With Djiboutian Coastguard

During a recent visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona conducted fire-fighting training with five members of the Djiboutian coastguard.

The event began with a classroom based review of fire-fighting techniques and procedures, as well as a detailed explanation of the equipment available on board the Swedish ship. The personnel from Djiboutian Coastguard were then given the opportunity to try some of the breathing apparatus used for fire-fighting on board HSwMS Carlskrona.

The training was led by HSwMS Carlskrona’s experts in this area who, on completion of the theoretical training, began a practical exercise on the Carlskrona’s flight deck. Here, the members of the Djiboutian Coastguard were able to practice extinguishing an oil-based fire using the techniques discussed earlier in the day. They were then given a practical demonstration of the effects of the different types fire extinguishers available on board.

On completion of the training, the Djiboutian Coastguard personnel expressed their gratitude to HSwMS Carlskrona for the thorough and professional manner in which the training had been conducted.

HSwMS Carlskrona has been part of the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, since 6 April 2013.

Source: EUNAVFOR.

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