Lerwick: Putting Old Emergency Response Equipment to use

Lerwick Port Authority recently upgraded its oil spill response equipment. Over 100 metres of surplus oil spill booms were gifted to the registered charity, International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA). IFRA is a Fife based charity, with the purpose of assisting emergency services in countries where poverty, war or civil unrest affect emergency response.

The equipment will help emergency services provide a response to pollution incidents, a capability many of them do not have. The Authority secured a local haulier, Northwards Ltd, to transport the booms free of charge to the charity collection point in Fife. Lerwick Port Authority recently upgraded its oil spill response equipment. Over 100 metres of surplus oil spill booms were gifted to the registered charity, International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA).