The Port of Blyth recently held a follow-on multi-agency exercise in September 2019, again facilitated by State 21 Ltd. This exercise involving Port of Blyth staff, Police, Fire and Rescue, Northumberland County Council Civil Contingencies and internal Security, tested both the Port’s preparedness for security incidents and emergencies.
Edwin Dick, Port of Blyth Harbour Master said:
‘We were again delighted to run a multi-agency exercise with emergency services and key Port staff, supported again by State 21 Ltd.
As you would expect, we take safety and security very seriously and it is important to test our plans to ensure they remain robust and resilient. It was also good to involve wider stakeholders and tenants in this exercise, thereby building wider resilience and stronger relationships.
Our on-going commitment to safety and security continues to build Port of Blyth’s reputation as a great place to work and a key strategic hub for the region.’
Richard Rowland, Managing Director of State 21 also commented: ‘Building on strong relationships, we were delighted to again assist this excellent Port to test their plans and to facilitate a multi-agency exercise, which further enhanced Port Security, emergency response, resilience and tenant’s awareness.
Port of Blyth have clearly grown in experience and competence in handling major incidents and I am sure are proud of their continuing focus on making the Port a more secure and safe place to work.