Busy Easter on the seas

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Brilliant Easter weather with warmer temperatures up to 20 degrees has led to a busy Easter on the sea.

Since Palm Sunday, the Search and Rescue Department (RS) has had about 155 assignments, writes NRK.

“There is a lot to do during Easter. It’s also May temperatures. The combination of a late Easter and warmer temperatures has of course got the a lot of boat people out on the fjords. And that in great numbers,” says communication adviser in RS Eigil Andersen.

In total, 81 employees and 1,300 volunteers have been prepared for the Easter. The rescue company has 52 lifeboats along the coast, from Vardø in the north to Mandal in the south.

Although the fine Easter weather has attracted people to the sea, this year’s Easter has been the quietest Easter in five years up in the mountains, according to the Red Cross. In 2018, the number of assignments up to and including Easter evening were 356, while up to now 169 tasks have been registered the first nine days of Easter.

Not since 2014, the Red Cross has registered so few missions and injuries in the mountains.

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