Penarth Coastguard station on Cl;iff Walk where officers are co-ordinating today's major exercise

Penarth Coastguard station off Cliff Walk where officers are coordinating today’s major exercise

Thick fog has hampered the start of a major flood response exercise in Cardiff Bay today.

The exercise – being coordinated by Penarth Coastguard and the other emergency services – is called “Exercise Polygon” and is taking place on the Eastern side of the Bay   – near the Dr Who Exhibition Centre, where an exclusion area has been set up.

The exclusion zone in force in Cardiff Bay today

The exclusion zone in force in Cardiff Bay today

The operation will continue all day until 16:30 this afternoon and the exclusion zone is being marked by a line of yellow buoys .

A safety vessel is patrolling the exclusion zone and all mariners are being asked to keep clear of the area and navigate at a slow speed to minimise wash

The Royal Marines are also carrying out a simultaneous training exercise in Cardiff Bay today .

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  1. James says:

    Looking at twitter and facebook it looks more like South Wales Fire and Rescue are co-ordinating it using HM Coastguard, RNLI, Ambulance and other agencies as assets.

  2. Frank Evans says:

    It was a lovely day today didn’t rain at all. Maybe they should practice in January, big girls blouses!!

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