The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) commissioned the new firefighting vessel Red Sailfish into service on Tuesday, August 20.
Built by ST Engineering Marine, the vessel has a length of 50 metres, a maximum speed of 20 knots, a crew of 12 including firefighters, accommodation for 30 passengers, FiFi3 class pump capacity of 240,000 litres per minute with 360-degree coverage, and a launch and recovery system for one rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) for search and rescue (SAR).
Red Sailfish also has a chemical-biological-radiological (CBR) protection system, HAZMAT detection capabilities, and thermal imaging sensors for detecting casualties and heat spots under low-visibility conditions.
The vessel will begin full-time operations next year.
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