SUCCESSFUL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN FINNISH BORDER GUARD AND ALFONS HÅKANS
Finnish Border Guard´s patrol ship, Uisko, in co-operation with Alfons Håkans tugs, Joonas and Wizard, executed an exercise for environmental accident prevention in Airisto waters during the first week of October.
Primary goal for the exercise was to practice oil spill collection with seine technique and the required teamwork between the vessels. Onboard Uisko also gaining experience on loading the offshore booms and other equipment on deck, as well as lowering the booms and shaping the seine, were listed as main goals. Furthermore, during the functional exercise new MERT system was tested in operation.
According to Uisko’s master, lieutenant commander Ilkka Sahla, all set goals were reached in the exercise.