Not what it seemed in Moraira

NIGHT-TIME DRILL: Dummy run for SVS Photo credit: Teulada-Moraira town hall

SALVAMENTO MARITIMO SVS, the concessionary that provides Moraira’s lifesaving service recently carried out a night-time drill. 

Requiring a helicopter and municipal resources, this was held at a distance of 1.5 nautical miles (approximately 2.8 kilometres) from the shore. 

This is standard practice, SVS explained afterwards and ensures that procedures are in place for all those involved in an emergency rescue offshore. 


Although these occur year-round, both SVS and all Marina Alta town halls are aware that these are more frequent each summer, owing to increased tourism, even during a high season as atypical as 2020, owing to Covid19. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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