Dodging rain squalls and hail in Bremenhaven, Germany, Dr Cleeve Robertson (CEO), Mark Hughes (Operations Director) and Andrew Ingram (WaterWise Academy) attended the German Sea Rescue service, the DGzRS’s 150 year celebration which culminated today (Saturday 30 May) with what was one of the biggest parades of Search and Rescue vessels in one place.
The celebrations include a trade show relating to Search and Rescue, vessels open to the public and a meeting of SAR crews from around the world. On Sunday NSRI’s Ian Wienburg will join the delegation for the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s conference which is held every 4 years.
“It was an amazing parade of vintage and new SAR vessels from the North Sea,” said Cleeve.
For Mark Hughes it was the technology on display that came out tops. “The technology that the SSRS, the RNLI and the Dutch vessels are using is great to see. And it’s all in one place. Amazing!” said Mark.
Andrew Ingram will present a paper about the NSRI’s educational initiative, the WaterWise Academy.