New rescue and patrol boat delivered to San Carlos City, Philippines

Photo: San Carlos City DRRMO official Facebook page

The San Carlos City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), a disaster response agency in San Carlos City in the Philippine province of Cebu, has taken delivery of its first ever rescue and patrol boat.

Named Poseidon, the FRP boat has a length of 11.5 metres, a beam of three metres, a maximum draught of 0.6 metres, and seating for up to 25 people.

The electronics include a radar, GPS, a chart plotter, a searchlight, and an LED light bar. The vessel also has space for first aid gear.

Two outboard engines propel the boat to speeds of up to 40 knots.

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