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Denmark support Kenya Navy with firefighting school

25.02.2021  11:46
Denmark, together with UK, is providing Kenya Navy with a firefighting school and multi-function drill facility. The facility will be established at Mtongwe naval base in Mombasa.

The project is a joint project between the Danish Peace and Stabilisation program and the British Peace Support Team and will give Kenya Navy a long needed and requested training capacity.

The firefighting facility will be constructed as a container based solution, using 11 standard 20 foot ship containers. The contractor is the Karen based company Specialised Project Services Ltd. The construction is initially taking place in Karen and will later be moved to its final location in Mombasa for installation. The facility will meet the international standards set by International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for seafarers. The official handover to Kenya Navy is expected to be by the end of March 2021.  Beside the core facility, UK has donated a large amount of personal protection equipment and Denmark will later in 2021 take a number of instructors from Kenya Navy to Denmark to educate them as firefighting instructors in accordance with the standards in STCW. 

The facility will be open for other maritime agencies to conduct their mandatory firefighting training before any seafarers are allowed to go to sea. 

New firefighting school
From left, managing director, SPS James Rowe, maritime advisor Cdr. Karen Cahill, Royal Navy, Defence Attaché, Denmark, Colonel Joern Rasmussen and maritime advisor Cdr s.g. Kjeld Gaard-Frederiksen, Danish Navy.

New firefighting school
Details for the firefighting facility are discussed.

New firefighting school

The final drill facility will consist of 11 standard ship containers.