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Disaster Simulation Exercices on Estuary

UL leads marine role to tackle major crisis.

The University of Limerick is leading a European wide marine exercise to deal with the possibility a major environmental disaster.
The Shannon Esturay, has beacome a key European test site for a range of highly advanced "smart technologies", marine robots and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Exercices recently took place in the estuary, involving over 200 personal from a range of marine bodies, to replicate the exact scenario if a 43,ooo tonne container ship floundered and impacted with rocks due to loss of steering.

Published by Limerick Leader

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