The story appears on

Page A4

June 25, 2019

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

Emergency sea rescue drill is a cruise

An emergency rescue drill near Wusongkou Port in northern Shanghai’s Baoshan District yesterday ended with a real-life twist.

More than 30 vessels and three helicopters participated in the exercise organized by the Maritime Safety Administration.

After the drill, a patrol vessel rescued an engineer on a nearby ship who had injured her head. She was taken to a wharf where an ambulance took her to hospital. 

The drill simulated an emergency situation where a cruise liner had collided with a cargo ship. At 11am, the cruiser Suzhou with 1,500 passengers on board fired an orange smoke signal. “We have two men injured and 10 have fallen into the water,” the captain of the cruiser reported. “The ship is flooded.”

Within an hour, rescue vessels and helicopters arrived and saved all the men in the water, then passengers returned from the lifeboats. 

Xie Qunwei, deputy head of the Maritime Safety Administration and director of the drill, said the cruise line industry is playing an important role in the growth of city tourism. But a rescue involving more than a thousand passengers is a worldwide problem.

“By simulating the situation, we wish to sum up methods so that if such an incident does happen, we will be able to help as many as possible,” said Xie.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend