Portland Port's reaction to a nuclear submarine incident to be tested
Portland Port's reaction to an incident involving a nuclear powered submarine will be tested next week.
Although an emergency incident is highly unlikely at the Dorset port, agencies including the Ministry of Defence will test the readiness of authorities on April 10.
Residents will be sent an information leaflet this week, telling them about next month's exercise.
Geoff Petherick, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Community Safety Brifholder, said: "The letter distributed next week reassures people that the April 10 exercise is just a test and they do not need to be concerned.
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"People may see some emergency vehicles plus Ministry of Defence and Maritime and Coastguard Agency staff walking around the area.
"There is no need to be alarmed. This will just be an exercise to check that we are fully prepared in the highly unlikely event of an incident."
Portland Port is one of several locations in the UK to accommodate nuclear powered vessels for the Royal Navy.