Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack
The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...
As Professional Mariners we know the importance of fire safety on board our vessels. Having the right tool for the job when the sh*t hits the fan can make the difference between a successful outcome and a really bad day. A Halligan Bar, also known as a Halligan tool, is standard equipment for fire departments worldwide. Invented by Deputy Chief Hugh Halligan of the FDNY, it is the multipurpose tool that is used for tasks ranging from forced entry to overhaul. The tool was so effective that New York City Firefighters bought them with their own money until the department ultimately decided to purchase the tool for each fire house.
Halligan Tool or Halligan Bar
Another look at the Halligan Tool
Video of the Halligan Tool in use
Join the 68,595 members that receive our newsletter.
Have a news tip? Let us know.