Saturday, February 18, 2012

Recent Cruise Ship Grounding on Tuscany Coast Launches Teams into Action

Posted on: February 13, 2012

ERDI pleads with PSD TEAMS to train hard and be prepared!
By now no one in our field is unaware of the demise of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, just yards from the Italian coast. The dangers that it presented to the passengers and crew can be best summed up by the confirmed loss of some 17 souls on the ill-fated cruise.

As the operation moved from search & rescue to recovery, new concerns arose. From the ecological damages to the environment, the ship’s rapping of the ocean floor, as well as the massive amount of fuel on board, it brought back memories of the USA Gulf Coast fuel related disaster. Dangerous work conditions like these require extensive training and teamwork for optimum safety and mission success.

Multiple agencies show CNN how they train for underwater disasters in light of the cruise ship disaster in Italy.

For assistance preparing and scheduling Training for your Team contact ERDI or call 207.729.4201

Please email if you are interested or want additional information.

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