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December 10, 2007
Two new vessels for the Dubai Fire Sevices in the United Arab Emirates

Here's a recent photo of two new fireboats soon to be delivered to the Dubai Fire Services in the United Arab Emirates.

On the left is a new FireStorm 48 and, on the right, a new FireStorm 34 fireboat.

The boats and Fire Rescue duties will be handled by the Dubai Civil Defence Force, which operates a marine unit currently. These will be the first purpose built fireboats in their fleet as well as the first jetboats.

The boats are fitted with Hamilton 364 and 241 waterjets and Cummins diesels.

The Dubai Civil Defence staff were here in Kingston at the end of November conducting sea trials. Unfortunately there was no snow for them at that time.

December 7, 2007

On page 1 of today's Miami-Herald: High-tech fireboats patrol S. Florida , an impressive story about Fireboat 1, a MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 50, with a mention of it's the new FireStorm 36 we just delivered.

Miami-Herald front-page story about MetalCraft Marine fireboats

December 3, 2007

On November 9th 2007, Part of an 89-car freight train carrying coal left the tracks on a bridge over the Anacostia River near RFK Stadium.

Shown here is the District of Columbia Fire Department's MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 30 responding to the scene. Full story here

Train wreck near RFK Stadium, Washington DC Train wreck near RFK Stadium, Washington DC Train wreck near RFK Stadium, Washington DC

November 20, 2007

Joining their first vessel (FireStorm 50) "FireBoat 1" from MetalCraft Marine, Miami-Dade County welcomed a second MetalCraft Marine vessel, a FireStorm 36. The bright green vessel matches its predecessor, and will be stationed near the main port in Miami.

The vessel can hit speeds of 39.4 knots with assistance from twin Cummins, 8.3 L 540 HP and 322 Hamilton jets.

With the Darley twin 1750s, Miami pumps to a total flow of 4871 GPM. A few features the new boat also has X500XP thermal camera, Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor with 3 electric monitors and a 70 gallon foam tank.

Chief Lorenzo Herminio and his team are excited about the new arrival, which was delivered on November 1st from MCM Kingston, Ontario.

Five years ago, MetalCraft produced the first FireStorm and has not turned back. Each boat having a unique and personalized flavor chosen by our customers. MCM has been designing and building boats, both power and sail, since 1987 and stands behind their 10-year hull warranty.

November 12, 2007

We have no video photos yet, but here's an account:

2100 hrs on Friday 11/2/07 the ocean going tug Enterprise (179') towing a 400' fuel barge ran over its tow line fouling her starboard prop. This occurred 3 miles off of Key Biscayne. The tow line was pulling the tugs prop shaft out letting water into the engine room, if this wasn't bad enough the tug and barge where both dead in the water and drifting into shore (Key Biscayne).

The Capt of the tug had gathered his crew in the galley and they were minutes away from abandoning ship. Sea conditions were 7' to 8' with a northeast wind 25 to 30 knots.

Fireboat I arrived first on scene Coast guard arrived 20 minutes latter and stood by. The Tug was requesting a helo to hoist a crew member off of the Tug and onto the Barge to attempt to drop an anchor. Coast Guard was not in a position to do that.

Fireboat I positioned itself between the fuel barge and the Enterprise and powered into a bow in approach to the tug, timing the roll we were able to transfer a Tug crew member onboard Fireboat I and transfer him onto the Oil barge. The crew member was able to drop the barge's anchor and make it stick.

By the time it was over the barge was in 30' of water and less than a mile off of Cape Florida. Can you imagine a 400' oil barge hitting the reef off of Key Biscayne?

November 12, 2007

60 foot motor yacht sank at mouth of Miami River Saturday November 3rd.

Miami Dade County Fire/Rescue was out completing acceptance trials on their new Firestorm 36 when a Mayday came in.

They responded with Fire boat 1 and were first on the scene. Later followed by Towboat US and Seatow. Capt. Carlos Gimenez was at ease in charge of the rescue effort, and eventually it was called off as a losing battle. If they had been notified 5 minutes earlier, the vessel could have been saved. It remained on the bottom of the river for three days until salvage operations raised it.

October 25, 2007

WAVY-TV channel-10 in Portsmouth, VA has a nice news piece titled Newport News Fire Department inducts its newest member about the BMCM Carl Brashear, their new MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 30.

The fireboat is equipped with Hamilton jets, can travel 37 knots, has a 1,500 gallon-per-minute pump that can flow up to 2,400 gallons-per-minute. Water streams can be delivered from two aft mounted manual monitors and a roof mounted remote control monitor. The lower side decks also provide easy access to small fish boats in distress and make an excellent dive platform. It can travel in waters as shallow as one-and-a-half feet.

The vessel is also equipped with Side Scan Sonar which can draw a picture of what is on the river or ocean floor and transmit those pictures back to crew members onboard. It's also equipped with a thermal imaging system so that victims and boats can be located even in the craziest of weather conditions.

Update: Here's a very nice video describing the BMCM Carl Brashear and its capabilities, from Hampton Roads TV.

Update: Here are some photos from the dedication ceremony.

Update: A report from WVEC-TV of Newport News: Fire boat named after Hampton Roads hero

October 8, 2007

MetalCraft Marine and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue salute the outstanding service recently received from Pantropic Power, Inc. of Miami for Caterpillar engine work on Miami-Dade County's Firestorm 50 Aluminum Fireboat.

Thanks gentlemen!


October 5, 2007

We just received this report from Hampton, VA:

On Saturday Sept 29 a 48 foot ocean yacht ran full steam into a rock pile that was an old lighthouse.

Hampton Fire Marine 5 (MetalCraft hull 446) and Fire Marine 2 responded. It was around 9 p.m. when station 5 heard the mayday call while monitoring the VHF radio. Sea state was 3 to 4 foot with a sustained wind of 15 knots. Fire Marine 5 held on station and rescued 6 people and one K-9 using rescue lines techniques.

The recovery of the victims was done within 15 feet of the rock pile in the pounding surf. Each victim was rescued and pulled through the dive / personnel recovery door.

During the rescue Fire Marine 5 kept 6 or more inches of water on deck but never faltered in maneuverability or stability. The vessel again performed superbly and assisted in the rescue and saving of 6 souls and 1 pooch. In addition it provided a safe platform for the rescuers.

This is just another example of the professionalism of the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Marine Emergency Response Unit operating on a MetalCraft Marine vessel.

October 1, 2007

Stop by our Open House

Friday October 5 2007

from 1PM - 4PM

Take a tour of our latest and greatest projects.

See you there!!!!

September 9, 2007
Wilmington FD Firestorm 50 Fireboat

"Atlantic VI" made a 1660-mile voyage (800 miles in open Ocean) from MetalCraft's shop in Kingston, Ontario to Wilmington, NC last month. The 6-1/2 day journey was the longest water delivery made by MCM. The boat is powered by twin CAT C-18's 885 HP @ 2200 RPM and 364 Hamilton jets, and is capable of speeds of up to 40 knots.

With the Hale twin 3000's, Wilmington pumps close to an impressive 7000 GPM. Atlantic VI has the latest technology in foam control and distribution with its 8-position/8-panel Foam System by FoamPro Accumax. It carries 500 gallons of foam aboard and has 16 dischargers with 4 x 5" landline connections.

Assistant Chief Ron Jordan and his team are very excited about the new arrival, which was commissioned July 23rd.

Five years ago, MetalCraft produced the first FireStorm boat and has not turned back. Each boat having a unique and personalized flavor chosen by our customers. We have been designing and building boats, both power and sail, since 1978 and stand behind our 10-year hull warranty.

For more information please contact Bob Clark or Emily Roantree at MetalCraft Marine Inc. 800.410.8464 or visit us at www.metalcraftmarine.com.

September 9, 2007

Chief Dave Layman and his team are excited for the return of their fireboat that was partially submerged at the dock back in April/07. The "BMCM Carl Brashear" is ready to go into service for the Newport News Fire Department in Virginia.

The vessel has been fully equipped with new engines, generator, pumping components and a couple of system upgrades, including a bilge alarm monitoring system. The 30 foot vessel is powered by twin Cummins QSB 5.9 L diesel engines paired with Hamilton 274 jets; the boat reaches speeds of 44 MPH.

The firefighting capabilities of the boat include one roof mounted master stream monitor, two 2-1/2-inch discharges for hand lines, and one 5-inch storz discharge to supply land-based operations. The Darley 1750 GPM fire pump is capable of flowing more than 2300 gallons per minute.

The boat can perform in shallow draft conditions and is able to maneuver in tight harbors. It is capable of operating in inclement conditions, including driving rain and dense fog.

MetalCraft Marine has been designing and building boats, both power and sail, since 1978 and stands behind their 10-year hull warrenty.

For more information please contact Bob Clark or Emily Roantree at MetalCraft Marine Inc. 800.410.8464 or visit us at www.metalcraftmarine.com.

September 16, 2007
Photos of MetalCraft Marine employee and family day
August 14, 2007

Here's a YouTube video of Miami Dade's Firestorm 50 fireboat manoevering at night.

Note its visibility, and its ability to quickly stop, turn on a dime, and crab sideways.

August 14, 2007

The Firestorm 30 Fire boat, "BMCM Carl Brashear", is ready to go into service for the Newport News Fire Department in Virginia. Here's our press release.

This is the boat that partially sank on March 21st 2007 with a flooded engine room.

August 13, 2007

Here's a YouTube video of the early stages of the 50-foot yacht fire in Santa Cruz, CA that was recently extinguished by the Monterey Fire Department's Firestorm 30, berthed 25 miles away.

The video was recorded by patrons at a beachfront bar named Zelda's on the Beach so beware that some of the comments and reactions in the audio track may not be work-safe.

It's always amazing to see how quickly vessels on fire can become fully involved.

This is the same incident we covered in this news item from last week.

August 13, 2007

Here's an interesting news article , in.PDF format, about how the Greenwood Fire Department used the capabilities of their new forward looking infrared camera system (FLIR) on their new FireBrand 28 fire and rescue boat in a recent rescue.

"The big news is that the FLIR system was responsible for finding the victims," said Greenwood Fire Chief Randy Kladivo, who along with his sons Adam and T.J. responded to the call of a boat crash just outside of Everett Bay in the early morning hours last Sunday.

It was a dark and foggy night.

Here, from May 24th 2007, is more news about Greenwood's new fireboat.

August 7, 2007

On August 6th, Monterey Fire Department's Firestorm 30 douses a 50-foot yacht fire 25 miles from home port, off Capitola Wharf in Santa Cruz, CA.

Read the report from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

July 19, 2007
Fair Jeanne blaze extinguished by the Clayton Fire Department

From the Clayton Fire Department :

LAKE ONTARIO, July 13 - Twenty-six cadets and six crew members from HMCS Ontario aboard the tall ship the Fair Jeanne were stranded at about 4:30 p.m. Friday just off Duck Island in Canadian waters of Lake Ontario after fire broke out in the an engine room, according to officials. The U.S. Coast Guard, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Clayton Fire Department, the Wellesley Island Fire Department and the U.S. Border Patrol responded to the scene.

July 19, 2007
2007-07-15 Portsmouth Fire Marine 1 taking care of business (St Julian's Creek - Chesapeake)

EVENT DATE: 15 JUL 2007 1100 Local
Location: St Julian's Creek - Chesapeake

Mishap: Sail Boat & Overhead Power Line make contact. Sail Boat fully engulfed and Portsmouth Fire Marine 1 responded and took care of business in short order.

Here's a report (Powerpoint presentation).

Lots more photos here, with many thanks to Vice Captain Ricky Dunnington.

Chesapeake residents concerned about power lines on St. Julian's Creek from WAVY Channel 10 (with video).

July 10, 2007

MetalCraft Marine is featured in a front page news story today in the Kingston Whig Standard.

"The truth of the matter is there is no one doing it better right now than MetalCraft."

That's a quote from one of our customers.

July 9, 2007

Here are photos of the Fairfax VA Fire department's FireStorm 36 and yellow fireboats (FireStorm 36 and FireStorm 27) from the Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton Volunteer Fire Department, Lorton VA, responding to a boat fire.

See more photos of MetalCraft Marine fireboats in action.

Fairfax VA FD extinguishing a boat fire Fairfax VA FD extinguishing a boat fire

June 25, 2007

FOX News 6 in Milwaukee reports on Sunday, June 24th that their new MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 36 made its first rescue on Lake Michigan while still on delivery to its new home in Milwaukee.

June 25, 2007
Milwaukee Firestorm 36 Sets Off Milwaukee Firestorm 36 Sets Off

Lake Michigan and surrounding waterways has a new Bright Red FireStorm 36 stationed near its main port. The vessel can hit speeds of 39.4 knots with assistance from twin Cummins, 8.3 L 540 HP and 322 Hamilton jets.

With the Darley twin 1750s, Milwaukee pumps a total flow of 4871 GPM. A great feature the new boat has is the advanced Thermal Vision Side Scan Sonar Technology by Marine Sonic side scan and a Night Vision Technologies Infrared Camera. Which is very helpful when on a water-rescue with severe visibility and bridge security.

Chief Darrel Moore and his team are excited about the new arrival, which is being delivered by water this month.

Five years ago, MetalCraft produced the first FireStorm and has not turned back. Each boat has a unique and personalized flavor chosen by our customers. We have been designing and building boats, both power and sail, since 1978 and stand behind our 10-year hull warrenty.

For more information please contact Bob Clark or Emily Roantree at MetalCraft Marine Inc. 800.410.8464 or visit us at www.metalcraftmarine.com.

May 24, 2007

Here's a 2-minute news clip of the Greenwood Township (MN) Volunteer Fire Department showing off its new FireBrand 28 fireboat for their local NBC news affiliate .

The Fire Department also has a web page with six pictures of their new fireboat .

We agree with the voice off-camera: it's a very pretty boat!

April 18, 2007

MetalCraft Marine Inc. has signed contracts for three more of its high speed fireboats, worth $1.8M USD. This comes on the heels of a record year for the company.

The City of Miami has followed the lead of its neighboring Miami-Dade County FD, who just received a Firestorm 50, and has ordered a Firestorm 48. Between the two boats they will have massive pumping capability should there be a shore side fire or one aboard ship as the Port of Miami is an extremely busy port. Miami is the largest passenger terminal for cruise liners in the US. Both boats are fully equipped with medical equipment and Emergency Medical Technicians to handle virtually any emergency. Department of Homeland Security funding contributed to the purchase by the City of Miami.

The County of Prince Georges MD a suburb of Washington DC has ordered a Firestorm 36. This boat will vastly expand the department's waterborne fleet. It has an extensive night vision system to support security efforts on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge which is a major link to DC traffic serving interstate 95 to Richmond. It is also capable of charging the bridge's 1.5 mile long firemain system in a matter of minutes from a pipe connection under the bridge. This boat brings the number of MetalCraft fireboats in the DC area to seven in total.

The Town of Newburgh MD has purchased a new model fireboat from MetalCraft, as MCM is now entering the small fire/rescue boat market. It is called the Fire/Rescue 29. This new trailerable design still offers pumping capability of up to 1500 GPM and many rescue features like twin dive/rescue doors. Powered with large outboards it can run up to 55 MPH. The Fire/Rescue 29 boat will get a lot of attention when she is delivered later this summer. Newburgh is located on the lower Potomac River by the Route 301 bridge.

April 18, 2007

We're sharing this assessment from marine surveyor Walt Wilsey of Alligator Marine of Norfolk, VA.

After the boat was raised, I inspected the engine room and found no physical damage or hull openings that would cause the boat to sink. However, the engine room bilge pumps were off when the boat was raised. All suspect items such as exhaust hoses, hull penetrations, scuppers and check valves seemed to be in good condition and functioning properly. No leaks were detected.

I spent approximately 30 minutes on the boat after it was raised. There was no evidence of water intrusion during this period.

Read the whole thing.

See also:

April 16, 2007

WSVN-TV (FOX-News) of Miami-Dade: Fire rescue unveils new firefighting boat from Friday, April 13th, including video.

Also from CBS-4: MDFR Commissions New Fireboat :

The fireboat will serve over two million residents, 84 miles of oceanside coastline, 22 miles of beaches, 67 miles of inland waterways, and 5.5 miles of the Miami River commercial waterway.

April 13, 2007
The City of Seattle has a nice web page about their new MetalCraft Marine Firestorm 50 fireboat.

They refer to it as their "Small Fireboat" but, of course, that's relative to their 108-foot "Large Fireboat" . MetalCraft Marine makes a full line of fireboats from 27 to 50 feet.

The City of Seattle also has a page of photos of its progress through construction , taken beween January and June 2006. Check it out.

April 13, 2007

The Florida Times Union website has some great action photos of their new MetalCraft Marine fireboat, the Jake M Godbold. Click to go to their online photo album .

About this boat, Firehouse.com reports that the New Florida Fireboat Makes Splash

Jacksonville Fire Rescue's biggest, fastest and newest fireboat made a splash on the St. Johns River on Friday as it showed off what it can do.

The 1,700-horsepower, jet-propelled fireboat is named for Jacksonville's former mayor, Jake Godbold, who recently got a firsthand look at his namesake boat.

...

"Jake means a lot to the history of this fire department. He brought this fire department to one of the top fire departments in the nation, so the only reasonable thing to do was to honor him with his name on this boat," said Chief Larry Peterson.

The Godbold is 50 feet long, weighs more than 50,000 pounds, spouts out more than 6,500 gallons of water a minute and is equipped with a night vision camera. "You can literally pick up anything in the water. Not to mention the bridges and everything else, but you literally can pick up a body," Peterson said.

Read the whole thing .

March 30, 2007

Newell Whitehead, Chief of Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, reports:

Last night our boat (FireStorm 47) was able to keep a 65 feet motor yacht from sinking by using the dewatering device that we had built into our boat. It works really well. They pumped out over 1500 gallons of water from that yacht.

Portsmouth, VA, is just across the river from Newport News, VA.

March 30, 2007

Here's a video of the Alton IL fire department responding to a runaway dock on the Mississippi river.

Click to play.

March 30, 2007

Newport News' FireStorm 30 Fireboat, the BMCM Carl M. Brashear, is back in our boatyard for inspection and repairs. This is the vessel that partially sank early in the morning on March 21st while docked at the Leeward Marina in Newport News VA.

March 21, 2007

At 7:50 am this morning it was reported to MetalCraft that the new 30 foot Fireboat for Newport News Fire Department was found to be partially submerged at her marina slip in Newport News VA. apparently with a flooded engine room. The boat had been reported afloat at 6:00 am this morning by Marina security.

Here's our Press Release about this.

See also coverage from various sources:

WVEC-TV , an ABC News affiliate in Norfolk, VA.

NN's new fireboat sinks at DailyPress.com

Fireboat being evaluated by N.N. fire department partially sinks at WAVY.com.

Fireboat Sinks Before Department Takes Ownership at NBC4.com.

More news to come as we await information about how this happened.

March 3, 2007

Here are photos of the MetalCraft Marine Firestorm 30 "John Foster" in action extinguishing a 30' catamaran hull charter boat "Chase 'N Tail" which exploded and caught fire at the Seward, Alaska fuel pier in August 2006. Thanks to Walter E. Corrigan, Jr., firefighter and chaplain of the Seward Fire Department, for forwarding these pictures to us.

January 16, 2007

Here's a good article in Fire Apparatus Journal titled Pride of the 'Fleet -- Anne Arundel County, Maryland about their new Firestorm 40 fireboat.

January 15, 2007

The Portsmouth Fire Department demonstrates their new Fire Boat 1 in the Piscataqua River basin Wednesday. The high speed fireoat with high voume pumping and rescue capabilities was made possible through a Homeland Security Grant Program. Photo by Rich Beauchesne

Fast, furious fireboat

By Karen Dandurant

PORTSMOUTH -- The newest vehicle for the Fire Department is not a truck; it is a boat.

Fire Boat 1 is the Firestorm-30 , an open-ocean and inshore high-speed fireboat with high-volume pumping and rescue capabilities. It is 33 feet, 5 inches in length and is powered by twin 380-horsepower Cummins diesel engines that drive two Hamilton water jets.

The firefighting capabilities of the boat include one master stream, two 2.5 inch discharges for hand lines, and one 5 inch discharge to supply land-based operations. The fire pump on the boat is capable of flowing more than 1,500 gallons per minute.

The boat can perform in shallow draft conditions and is able to maneuver in tight harbors. It is capable of operating in inclement conditions, including driving rain and dense fog.

"She can crawl sideways," said Deputy Chief Steve Achilles. "She can stop and turn on a dime. It can do collision avoidance maneuvers."

A demonstration of the boat proved the avoidance effective. It came to a dead stop and made quick, hard turns.

The $350,000 boat was fully funded by the fiscal year 2005 Homeland Security Grant Program with the support of Sens. Judd Gregg and John Sununu and Rep. Jeb Bradley, along with the Portsmouth Fire Department Fire Commission, the Portsmouth City Council and City Manager John Bohenko.

Read the whole story .

Related: See also the Portsmouth Fire Department's press release .

January 15, 2007

Henry Copestake, General Manager of MetalCraft Marine Inc, will be speaking at the Kingston Technology Council luncheon on Friday January 19, 2007 at the Harbour Restaurant at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

Doors open at 11:30 for registration and networking, buffet lunch at noon, and the presentation begins at 12:30.

Here's the abstract of Henry's presentation:

In 2005 the Kingston Technology Council awarded their Commercial Achievement Award to MetalCraft Marine Inc., for successfully bringing a new product to market over the prior two years. That product was MetalCraft's Firestorm line of fireboats, originally developed in 2002 in response to a need identified by the tragedy at the New York World Trade Centre in Sept 2001. MetalCraft has become a world's leading producer of high speed fireboats in the 28 ft to 50 ft range with over 30 vessels delivered or in production, for fire services from Dubai to Alaska. Henry Copestake, General Manger of MetalCraft Marine will provide an overview of the Firestorm products, the integration of technologies that are involved in high speed, jet propelled fireboats, and an overview of the Company's strategy to establish a solid foothold in their market niche.

Please pre-register by 5pm on Wednesday, January 17th. Email [email protected] or call (613) 546-9387 to reserve your seat(s)

January 13, 2007

We've just added several testimonial letters to the website.

January 11, 2007

MetalCraft Marine
I N C O R P O R A T E D
347 Wellington Street Kingston, ON. K7K 6N7
www.metalcraftmarine.com
Phone - 613.542.1810
Fax - 613.542.6515

Press Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Bob Clark Office: 613.542.1810

Miami-Dade's New High-Speed 50 foot Aluminum Fire boat may be spotted on famous TV series CSI Miami!!!!!

Along the sunny coast and waterways of Miami-Dade County there will be a FireStorm 50 fireboat stationed near its main port. To date this is MetalCraft's fastest Fire/Rescue boat of its size. The vessel is no lightweight either, weighing in at 43,000 pounds and with assistance of the twin CAT C-18's with 873 HP @ 2200 RPM and 364 Hamilton jets it can hit a whopping speed of 40 knots.

With the Hale twin 3000's Miami pumps close to an impressive 7000 GPM. Which would be imperative for putting out the most extreme fires on the water or at bay. With a maneuverable workstation on board, it carries medical equipment critical for saving lives.

The FireStorm having many added features, one being its infrared system, has the unique capability of night vision, which would be key in locating a missing person in night waters.

Captain Carlos Gimenez and his team are excited about the new arrival. The bright green vessel with its large quantity of deck halogen lights can't be missed cruising Miami's shore. Day or night she could be spotted on TV's CSI Miami that is filmed in the same area. Thus being a famous boat for many reasons, but the #1 reason saving lives !!!!!!

Miami-Dade County Fire/Rescue has a saying "Always Ready, Proud to Serve" We at MetalCraft are proud to be able to achieve a small part in that. If the FS 50 saves one life it's worth every hour invested the past few months.

Four years ago, MetalCraft produced the first FireStorm boat and has not turned back. Each boat having a unique and personalized flavor chosen by our customers. We have been designing and building boats, both power and sail, since 1978 and stand behind our 10-year hull warrenty.

For more information please contact Bob Clark or Emily Roantree at MetalCraft Marine Inc. 800.410.8464 or visit us at www.metalcraftmarine.com.

January 11, 2007

A photo of the Monterey CA Fire Department's MetalCraft Marine Firestorm 30 fireboat:

January 10, 2007

Here's a good photo of Southern Marin County FD's MetalCraft Marine Firestorm 30 pumping under the Golden Gate Bridge.

January 10, 2007

Yesterday (January 9 2007) The Kingston Whig Standard, our local newspaper, published this brief story of MetalCraft's latest fireboat making a spectacle of itself in Kingston's Inner Harbour.

Ready For Action

The Whig-Standard Local News - Tuesday, January 09, 2007 Updated @ 11:25:57 PM

A 15-metre fire & rescue boat destined for the Miami-Dade Fire Department tests its pumping system on the Cataraqui River near Metalcraft Marine, where the boat was manufactured. The vessel will be shipped next week to Florida. They expect to ship two more fire boats in the near future.

January 10, 2007

Here is a description of an impressive Hatteras 52 yacht fire six miles off Hampton, Virginia in June 2006. MetalCraft Marine fireboats were involved in the response.

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