The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard

Rescue exercise Koksijde

Wednesday August 3rd, the governor of West-Flanders organized an exercise to test the procedure for saving drowning persons along the Belgian coast. It was the second exercise of this summer and it was held off the coast of Oostduinkerke (a sub-municipality of Koksijde). A first exercise took place earlier this summer in De Haan. The same scenario was followed, but contrary to the De Haan exercise, the weather was not as good, which made the operation more challenging.  Everything went smoothly and all the partners concerned, including some of our coast guard partners, got to play a part. In September, a third and last exercise will be held in Knokke. 

Rescue exercise