Focus on Emergency Service Vessels
A broad range of emergency service vessel types are once again reviewed this week. Included are patrol boats for law enforcement agencies in the UK and the US, rescue craft for Australia and Ireland, and firefighting vessels for the city of London.
Firefighting • Search and Rescue • Police • Coast Guard
Also featured is a new buoy maintenance vessel for Chinese waters. This vessel boasts icebreaking capability, ensuring that aids to navigation are properly serviced even during days of inclement weather.
The marine emergency services sector continues to evolve and expand with the aid of innovation on the part of designers, builders, and operators, as readers of Baird Maritime will see on a regular basis.
- Hai Xun 156 – Icebreaking buoy tender enters service with China Maritime Safety Administration
- Redbill III – Durable rescue boat for Western Australian waters
- Dublin Fire Brigade Rescue One – Versatile response RIB for Irish waters
- River enforcement boats delivered to US Customs and Border Protection
- Bungaree – New rescue RIB to serve Broken Bay, Australia
- Police Scotland’s newest boat features fully recyclable construction
- Tanner – Newbuild response boat pair for London Fire Brigade
- Hunter – New UK-built multi-mission RIB for police and military use
- Interceptor with 68 knots top speed delivered to Italian financial police
News and Gear:
- Australian safety body publishes report on hot work-related fire on cargo ship at Port Hedland
- One killed in ferry fire in East Java, Indonesia
- Italian probe reveals third vessel involved in ferry disaster that killed over 100 in 1991
- Boat catches fire while rescuing flood victims in south-eastern Pakistan
- Fatal fishing boat capsizing likely caused by hatches not being watertight, NTSB report reveals
- Nine killed in boat collision in Madagascar
- Five dead after charter boat capsizes off Kaikoura, New Zealand
Recent Important Features:
– “There has always been something about sealed steel boxes that defies common sense.”
– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List
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 23), 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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