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Watch For Marine Training On The Detroit River This Weekend

Friday April 19th, 2024, 10:10am

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This weekend, the Detroit River will host a large-scale, collaborative, and dynamic emergency preparedness training exercise.

Over 80 sailors from the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve – H.M.C.S. Hunter, the Canadian Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, Guardian Marine Rescue, Windsor Police, LaSalle Police, R.C.M.P., LaSalle Fire, Leamington Fire, Essex County E.M.S., Windsor Port Authority, and several partner agencies will be taking part.

You can expect to see many emergency vessels participating in a number of different training scenarios along the river which will include search and rescue techniques, response to various marine emergencies, and vessel handling. As well pyrotechnics may be used during these scenarios.

This annual training, “Ex Border Sentinel,” is a multi-organizational exercise led by the Canadian Naval Reserve, H.M.C.S. Hunter. It focuses on emergency preparedness and aims to bolster the skills of all marine partners and first responders.

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