Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dear Admiral Kitchener: San Diego Urgently Needs A Fireboat

It has been well over 200 years since the first fireboat proved her effectiveness, but when one of the US Navy's largest ships caught fire in the Navy's most important port last year, there wasn't a single fireboat available to help.

July 27, 2021
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Kongsberg, Robert Allan Unveil Unmanned Fire Boat Design

Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Maritime has teamed up with naval architects and engineers at Vancouver-based Robert Allan on the development of unmanned, remotely-operated fireboats for ports. If successful, the two...

February 5, 2018
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Monday, November 13, 2017
fireboat vigilance

Port of Long Beach Dedicates New Fireboat ‘Vigilance’

The Port of Long Beach has commissioned into service the second of two new fireboats that now rank among some of the most powerful fireboats in the world. “Vigilance” was...

November 13, 2017
Total Views: 62

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kayakers Collide With New York Ferry

Eleven kayakers including a child were rescued and at least five were injured after a collision with a NY Waterway ferry at Pier 79 on the Hudson River today, officials from the Fire Department of New...

August 30, 2016
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – Port of Long Beach’s Powerful New Fireboat ‘Protector’

The Port of Long Beach has welcomed into service the first of two new state-of-the-art fireboats that will the port help become more ‘big ship’ ready in the future.  The...

June 8, 2016
Total Views: 82

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vigor Fab to Build Powerful New Fireboat for San Francisco

The San Francisco Fire Department has finalized an order for a powerful newbuild fireboat that in 2015 will serve to protect the City by The Bay.

July 3, 2014
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Maritime News

Port of Houston’s New State-of-The-Art Fireboat Fleet Nearly Complete

Just two more weeks until the Port of Houston sees the arrival of the third of three new high-performance emergency response vessels.

May 16, 2014
Total Views: 101

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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Fire Incidents

New York City Fire Boat Comes to New Jersey’s Rescue

Breaking news: The powerful pumps on board the New York City Fire Department’s Robert Allan Ltd-designed fire boat, Fire Fighter II are coming in handy this afternoon as the sole...

April 26, 2014
Total Views: 7

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Fireboat for Port of Houston

The Port of Houston Authority has officially welcomed the first of a series of new high-performance emergency response vessels for enhanced security and fire fighting capabilities along the 25-mile-long port complex.

September 5, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Engineering News

First Look: Port of Long Beach’s Powerful New Fireboat

Currently taking shape at Foss Maritime’s shipyard in Seattle are the Port of Long Beach’s new Robert Allan-designed fireboats. Once delivered in 2014, these will be amongst the world’s most...

August 29, 2013
Total Views: 498

Thursday, February 9, 2012
SFFD's Super Pumper Fireboat
Engineering News

Jensen to Design Custom “Super Pumper” Fireboat for City of San Francisco

Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc. announced today they have been chosen to design a custom “super pumper” fireboat for the City of San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) that will enhance...

February 9, 2012
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

John S. Damrell – Boston’s New 70′ Fireboat

With hurricanes and earthquakes sweeping the East coast this week, the Boston fire department is ready for delivery of it’s newest and most capable, fireboat, the FireStorm 70. Ontario-based MetalCraft...

August 30, 2011
Total Views: 74

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Engineering News

City of Portland to get Columbia River’s Fastest Fireboat

Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., a Crowley company, has been chosen to design the fastest response fire and rescue boat on Oregon’s Columbia River to increase the City of Portland’s Fire...

July 26, 2011
Total Views: 5

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Engineering News

Robert Allan delivers first-in-class designed escort tug

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd. IRSHAD, a joint venture between ADNOC and Lamnalco, have taken delivery of their latest high-performance terminal support/escort tug from Astilleros Balenciaga SA, of Zumaia, Spain....

June 30, 2011
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”

NYC’s most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY’s “Fire Fighter” ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive fireboat ever constructed relative to inflation. Firefighters...

July 31, 2010
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fire Incidents

FDNY’s Three Forty Three Fireboat – The latest in marine firefighting technology

Image courtesy of Robert Allan LTD. Here at gCaptain we’re big fans of fireboats and the latest in fireboat technology.  That being said, it’s not surprise that FDNY’s new Fast...

June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fireboat Photos – Top 10 Fire-Boat Photos

To help promote our newly launched FireBoat Forum we write this post showing the Top 10 Fireboat Photos.  Most are from Flickr so be sure to click on the photo...

October 6, 2009
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