Damen wins Hamburg fire boat order

Image: Wikimedia Commons/Ein Dahmer
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Ein Dahmer – Braddirektor Westphal

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Gorinchem for two 32-metre plug-in hybrid firefighting boats.

The new vessels will join HPA’s recently delivered firefighting vessel Branddirektor Westphal (pictured), which was built by Fassmer Shipyard of Berne.

The Damen-built boats, which are scheduled for delivery in 2020, will each have a plug-in hybrid propulsion system, a speed of 12 knots, and accommodations for 16 firefighters.

One of the vessels will be used by HPA while the second will be operated on full-time charter by the Hamburg Fire Brigade once it enters service in 2021.

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