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Emergency Service Vessel News Roundup | September 27 – American and Italian patrol ships, Canadian and British rescue boats

Newly built patrol boats have been delivered to law enforcement in Italy and the US state of Florida, and the Canadian Coast Guard is commissioning a locally built rescue boat. A regional police department in Ontario, Canada is taking over the operational navigations of one of its existing vessels following upgrade work at a local yard. Finally, a British equipment manufacturer unveils a new series of inflatable boats capable of intervening quickly, particularly in areas affected by flash floods.

Offshore patrol vessel delivered to the Italian financial police

Photo: Lady

The Italian financial police Guardia di Finanza (GdF) has taken delivery of a new offshore patrol boat (OPV) built by the local shipyard Cantiere Navale Vittoria.

Designed by Damen Osum will serve as the new flagship of the GdF. She is 60 meters long and is powered by a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system that delivers a maximum speed of 26 knots and a range of 2,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 18 knots.

The OPV also has deck space for two nine-meter Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Florida Sheriff’s Office Acquires Ratrol RIB

Photo: Silver Ships

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office of Duval County, Florida recently acquired a new rigid inflatable boat (RIB) from boat builder Alabama Silver Ships.

The vessel will primarily be used for law enforcement patrols and emergency response missions on the Saint John River.

Features include an enclosed center console, Garmin electronic navigation and communication systems, Whelen law enforcement siren and lighting systems, and custom-designed lockable weapon storage.

Canadian Coast Guard welcomes on-duty lifeboat

Photo: Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard has officially welcomed a new locally built Search and Rescue (SAR) boat into service to operate in New Brunswick waters.

CCGS Shediac Bay was acquired by the Canadian government in May 2022. It can operate up to 100 nautical miles from shore and can maintain a maximum state of readiness for 30 minutes, which means it will be ready to react as soon as an alert is issued. received.

The new boat was built by Hike Metal Products of Ontario.

Patrolman joins Peel Ontario Regional Police after refit

Photo: Metal Products Market

Hike Metal Products has completed the integration of upgrades on a patrol boat operated by the Peel Regional Police of Ontario, Canada.

Navy 1 is now equipped with new Volvo Penta D6-380 diesel engines, Raymarine displays, Rhotheta direction finder, Westerbeke generator and 16,000 btu AC unit.

The hull of the boat also underwent sandblasting before the application of a new livery.

UK company unveils new series of fast rescue boats

Photo: Survitec

British survival equipment manufacturer Survitec has introduced a new series of inflatable fast rescue boats capable of rapid single-point inflation.

Based on military-grade technology, the seven-person, 4.2-meter-long boat is unique in that it can be quickly inflated using a single nine-piece self-contained carbon air cylinder. liters. The boat is lightweight and is easily deployed, handled and operated according to DEFRA criteria.

Survitec said the single-point inflation feature will meet the unique requirements of inland waterway SAR operations by emergency service agencies.

The boat has a maximum payload of 903 kilograms. It is designed for rescues in fast-flowing waters and areas prone to flash flooding.

The boat is made from durable Hypalon 1670dtex fabric. It also incorporates reinforced grip patches and military-grade C7 interchangeable inflation valves, which Survitec says are strategically positioned to minimize any air loss during inflation.

Any damage to the valves can be easily replaced using a simple hand tool.