Focus on Emergency Service Vessels
The emergency services sector continues to expand as operators worldwide acquire newbuild vessels designed to take on specific roles. This week, we look at vessels entering service across a broad geographical scope that stretches from the Asia-Pacific to Europe and finally to North America.
Firefighting • Search and Rescue • Police • Coast Guard
Our lineup of reviewed vessels includes rescue and ambulance boats for owners in Australia, a fast response craft for a Spanish maritime safety agency, a patrol ship for Chinese offshore waters, and a firefighting vessel to be jointly operated by two agencies on the US East Coast. Two newbuild tugs with secondary emergency response capability are also featured, since this week will also focus on the global towage and salvage industries.
It is safe to say that the emergency services sector will continue to play an important role within the broader maritime industry, and we at Baird Maritime are delighted to highlight the vessels, the technology, and the people that comprise this sector.
- Woolgoolga 30 – Australian rescue RIB to serve northern New South Wales
- Fire Boat 28 – New Jersey fire departments acquire response boat
- Guardamar Urania – Final fast boat in series handed over to Spanish sea rescue agency
- Medicat – Australian ferry company introduces new ambulance boat
- Cao Gang 30 – Ship assist and firefighting tugs for China’s Caofeidian Port
- Haijun 0561 – China Maritime Safety Administration places 64-metre patrol vessel into service
- Tachai – Ship handling tug delivered to Royal Thai Navy
Features and Opinion:
– “The mere suggestion that a small plastic whistle for attracting attention be attached to a jacket caused a terrifying outburst of rage from a director of the UK’s biggest liner company.”
– by Michael Grey, maritime industry legend and former long-term editor of Lloyd’s List
News and Gear:
- Three dead, one injured after being swept off submarine deck near Cape Town, South Africa
- Cargo ship catches fire while undergoing repairs in Taiwan
- Crew rescued after Taiwanese fishing vessel sinks in Indian Ocean
- Cruise ship with over 200 on board runs aground in northeast Greenland
- NTSB renews call for US Coast Guard to strengthen passenger vessel safety
- 26 dead after boat capsizes in reservoir in North Central Nigeria
- Indonesian ferry catches fire during cargo operations
Recent Important Features:
– “Although most sea robbery in the strait is deemed low-level crime, the current spike in incidents has a number of consequences.”
– by Thu Nguyen Hoang Anh, a graduate student at the European University Institute majoring in transnational governance
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 22), 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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