Photo: MPA

Photo: MPA

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA, held an exercise today to test the readiness of various agencies to respond to incidents involving passenger vessel in the Port of Singapore. 

Codenamed "Exercise Blue Dolphin 2014" it saw the evacuation of some 700 passengers and crew members from a passenger vessel following a fire in the engine room as the cruise ship headed towards Singapore. 

More than a thousand personnel from 21 agencies and companies participated in the exercise.