This month’s focus on the emergency services sector includes reviews of vessels already in service in Europe and the United States. One is an ambulance boat for a Norwegian coastal community and another is a fire and rescue boat for operation in Washington State.
Firefighting • Search and Rescue • Police • Coast Guard
Also featured are two repurposed vessels that were originally designed to support the activities of clients in the offshore industry. These vessels have been extensively rebuilt and are now fulfilling an even broader array of functions, from salvage and towing to firefighting and pollution control on behalf of the French Navy.
The emergency services sector is continually evolving to address an expanding range of requirements. Fortunately, readers of Baird Maritime have access to the latest news and related feature stories on this highly important sector.
- Austevolljenta – New ambulance boat to serve Norway’s Austevoll Municipality
- Zenith – Response craft for Washington State fire and rescue unit
- VESSEL REFIT | Abeille Mediterranee – Anchor handler pair rebuilt for emergency response in France’s coastal waters
- KB-1 – Versatile high-speed coast guard boats for Turkey
- New multi-role RIB for Philippine Coast Guard
News and Gear:
- River cruise ship evacuated following explosion, fire in Amsterdam
- Canadian Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue occupants of ferry following onboard fire off Prince Edward Island
- Captain of sunken Croatian tour boat arrested for drunk sailing
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | July 26 – Thai and Alabama police boats, US and Saudi naval ship deliveries and more
- Blast kills one, injures four on tug in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Eight more bodies recovered following Indonesia ferry disaster
- One dead, 12 missing after ferry sinks off North Maluku, Indonesia
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | July 19 – Patrol vessel deliveries to Qatar and US, Swedish Coastguard boat orders and more
- MAIB publishes report on fatal mooring mishap in Kazkav Port, Russia
- Police, ferry crews respond to fatal capsizing on New York’s Hudson River
Recent Important Features:
– “The objective is for regional countries to buy commercially available satellite tracking data of ships and combine it with data gathered from sources such as automatic identification systems, which broadcast a ship’s name, location, course, speed and other data.”
– by Anthony Bergin, senior fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
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 July 29), 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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