The Dresden is one of the two newbuildings for Flotte Hamburg (Source: Damen)

Damen delivers two hybrid fire-fighting vessels to Flotte Hamburg

Two Damen Fire-Fighting Vessels 3508 have been delivered to Flotte Hamburg, a subsidiary of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). The hybrid service ships, with 315 kWh of battery capacity, are capable of working for extended periods, operating under electrical power.

One vessel, Prag, will be operated by Hamburg’s fire service while the other, Dresden, will support the Port Authority, the fire service and other third parties.

Built to a Robert Allan design, the 35.5m-long vessels have a maximum speed of 12 knots and are equipped to fight fires in the port area and within the city itself. They can also undertake other services, including water supply, rescue and recovery, technical assistance, and environmental protection.

Mission containers can be carried on deck with capacity for extra fire-fighting equipment and day accommodation for up to 16 fire-fighters. Their wheelhouses can be lowered and, with a draught of just 1.5m, they will be able to undertake bridge inspections and other maintenance tasks for which larger craft would not be suitable. The fire-fighting systems, which can be operated remotely, have foam pump and control systems, a pre-wetting setup, a water spray system around the vessels, and an internal fire-fighting capability using a Stat-X aerosol fire suppression system.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore