RoF military fantasists, tecco et al

Dude I so hope the rope descenders were TINA, accompanied by Mr wardrobe and the dead ball specialist

As the article says it appears to be a training exercise.  If it makes it less mysterious the Coastguard do this kind of stuff with boats in the Solent all the time.

Yes but who training for what given this is a provincial fire station on the outskirts of Manchester city centre