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MetalCraft Delivers New Fireboat to Kuwait

Pic: MetalCraft Marine Inc.

Shailaja A. Lakshmi

MetalCraft Marine (MCM), an aluminum boat manufacturer located in Kingston, Ontario, has delivered their 18th NFPA Type III Fireboat in 14 years.

In 2015 the Kuwait Fire Services Directorate (KFSD) ordered their first FireStorm 50', along with a 50' STLC landing craft support craft. The KFSD liked the FireStorm 50' so much, they bought Two more in 2016. The KFSD have now received their Fourth FS50.

The new FS-50 has the very latest in technology available for fire fighting and search and rescue. This is the first FireStorm powered by Volvo D13 1000 HP twin diesels. It is propelled by the first Marine Jet Power 310X mixed flow waterjets installed in North America.

The boat's electronics are the latest offerings by Raymarine, the Axiom PRO Series. The boat has three 16" screens and one 8" screen in the aft helms hinged enclosure, all screens are built into the consoles.

The boat has the best in HVAC using twin 27K BTU Dometic Cruise Stowaway Turbo Air HVAC units each capable of cooling the entire vessel cabin spaces with a back-up engine driven 36K BTU Arctic Wolf compressor, for use in the case of an AC power supply malfunction. In 120°F (50°C) you can't do anything without air conditioning.

The fire main system (which is a MetalCraft proprietary designed system) is fully compliant with NFPA 1925 standards. The Fire pump has oversized sea chest intakes that are easily cleaned from inside the vessel.

Oct 7, 2019

 

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