Emergency services vessels and their equipment remain one of the most interesting and rapidly developing sectors of the wider workboat market. I always look forward to our ESV features. They invariably present numerous new, imaginative and interesting developments.
This week is no different. The variety in terms of size, style, construction materials and geographic location of the vessels we review is typically wide and the new approaches to continuing emergency problems are as imaginative as always. Some of the boats reviewed really push the boundaries.
Firefighting • Search and Rescue • Police • Coast Guard
The Metal Shark fireboat, for example, is quite new and different in approach. The thinking that went into the vessel is “out-of-the-box and impressively innovative. The 95-metre Russian Arctic “support ship” and the simple little Silver Ships aluminium landing craft-style response boat are additional cases in point.
Of course, as the week unfolds, there will be much more. What we present this week on Baird Maritime will, as always, have much wider application across all workboat sectors.
- Papa Francisco – Fully-equipped hospital ship serves Brazil’s Amazon Region
- Fireboat 2 – Modern response craft to serve Port Canaveral, Florida
- Vsevolod Bobrov – Russian Navy’s newest logistics ship boasts multi-role capability
- Patrol and general support landing craft for Utah Parks and Recreation
Features and Opinion:
– “Canada’s Victoria Marine Rescue Society plans to establish a new home, construct an all-electric rescue vessel, and more with the help of a five-year $100,000 sponsorship from a global shipbuilding software developer.”
News and Gear:
- Innacurate stability calculations caused capsizing of car carrier Golden Ray, NTSB report reveals
- New patrol boat delivered to Mississippi wildlife and fisheries agency
- Funding approved for new high-speed response boat for Lake County, Indiana
- Bulker sinks following collision in Vung Tau, Vietnam; all on board rescued
- New coast guard vessel to patrol Taiwan’s east coast
- GEAR | Maersk Training UK invests £60,000 into refurbishment of Newcastle safety training centre
- Philippine Coast Guard responds to half-submerged tug and barge off Northern Samar
- US Coast Guard responding to marine pollution incidents caused by Hurricane Ida in southeastern Louisiana
- Three dead after fishing boat sinks in storm-hit waters off Marinduque, Philippines
- German sea rescue service welcomes 28m response boat to fleet
- Builder’s trials completed for new Russian border guard boat
- Search continues for three missing fishermen off Samar, Philippines
- UAE builder to supply fisheries patrol RHIBs to Marshall Islands
Recent Important Features:
– “Ships sinking actually cost the insurers money, whereas for the owners the loss of a vessel is often just an inconvenience and some more paperwork, even when seafarers have perished.”
– by Hieronymus Bosch, anonymous commentator and Baird Maritime’s insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations
– “Proponents of autonomous tugs continue to bombard us with good and not-so-good reasons for getting rid of our crews.”
– by Alan Loynd, former General Manager of the renowned Hong Kong Salvage and Towage company
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
Any news or views about the global emergency services industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and September 17), so we can add it to this current edition of Emergency Services Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the emergency services sectors
- Interviews – Owners, operators, equipment manufacturers etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the emergency services world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news
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