Ravenna, fire brigade supporting the Ocean Viking landing operations
On 31 December, the NGO Ocean Viking arrived at the port of Ravenna with about 130 migrants on board
Impressive security measures and those supporting the disembarkation and reception operations with around 200 people including police, doctors and volunteers.
Ocean Viking, the fire brigade was engaged in providing urgent technical rescue
The rescue machine was set in motion at dawn with the presence of an advanced command post, a fire engine and a light truck. The task of the fire brigade was also to provide logistical support to the shelter.
Prefect takes stock of the Ocean Viking
Prefect Castrese De Rosa said: “I want to thank the organisational machine we set up in four days to guarantee the 113 migrants on board the Ocean Viking a dignified welcome.
Once again Ravenna has shown that it knows how to do it, that it is up to the challenge of an unprecedented experience, a mobilisation of women and men strairdinari.
Over 100 units of law enforcement, fire brigade, coast guard, 100 volunteers, the Red Cross, Ausl Romagna with doctors and nursing staff, and even the head of paediatrics Marchetti, the health and regional leaders, from Tiziano Carradori to Mattia Altini, all present and rolling up their sleeves for an ordeal that we wanted above all to be heartfelt and with a smile, because it was a matter of welcoming children, women and men”.
The prefect continues: “In the end, 7 women and 1 man were hospitalised for further investigations, also for violence suffered, some already discharged in the evening.
All of them then finished their medical and police duties and were accompanied to the reception centres, including the minors.
All this was possible thanks to the perfect synergy between regional, state and municipal institutions, the extraordinary commitment of the Cri and Usmaf, Caritas and the many volunteers, and the company that manages the Cruise Terminal.
My thanks to everyone, including the press who, as always, reported with exemplary seriousness and professionalism”.