Exercise: Takeover of injured persons from the "Seute Dern" to the "Emil Zimmermann" in front of Fehmarn
During a joint exercise in the Mecklenburg Bay, the crews of the DGzRS trained medical, technical and nautical emergency situations on the water with the gaff ketch “Seute Deern”.
One nautical mile south of the approach to Burgstaaken before Fehmarn, three ships of the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked People tested the emergency at sea with the traditional sailing ship “Seute Deern”. A total of three different emergency situations were simulated in a realistic accident scenario.
On the “Seute Deern”, a two-master built in Denmark in 1936, the crew first simulated accidental injuries and cardiac arrest of some crew members and then duly alerted the emergency management in Bremen.
The DGzRS rescue boats "Emil Zimmermann" and "Konrad-Otto" as well as the rescue cruiser "John T. Essberger" left the three deployment stations Putttgarden, Kühlungsborn and Großenbrode in order to provide direct medical care.
In two further exercises, the 29 crew members of the traditional sailor were practiced using a life raft and towing them after they were unable to maneuver.
After the end of the operation, Karl-Walter Hartmann, captain of the "Seute Deern", confirmed that an operation under such realistic conditions is a sensible experience for all crews involved.
“I think that every single member of the crew on our ship was able to expand their level of knowledge in the area of safety at sea a whole lot. And the ship's command was able to gain important information about the areas in which emergency procedures can be optimized,”says Hartmann.