Patrol & Rescue Boats

SAFE Boats unveils electric patrol craft

SAFE Boats unveils electric patrol craft

Overall, patrol and rescue vessels have been relatively slow on the uptake of electric propulsion, which is understandable. Unlike ferries on fixed coastal routes, patrol boats need the guarantee of a certain level of speed and range, especially when undertaking surveillance, interception and casualty recovery missions that take them far from shore, necessitating capabilities that […]

For-A-Tread epoxy coating launched for deck slips

For-A-Tread epoxy coating launched for deck slips

US company Form-A-Tread is currently targeting small workboats, fishing vessels, dive boats and rescue boats with its same-named epoxy coating, reportedly developed to increase traction on decks, docks and gangways. The coating is particularly aimed at “wet, rolling and pitching vessels buffeted by waves and wind gusts” that can put crew members at increased risk […]

Croatia’s ‘unsinkable’ SARs

Croatia’s ‘unsinkable’ SARs

Croatia’s Iskra Shipyard has completed construction of SAR 1, the first of six new ‘unsinkable’, high-speed search and rescue (SAR) and medical evacuation boats ordered for Croatia’s Emergency Maritime Medical Service (EMMS). The order stems back to Q4 2021, when the country’s Ministry of Health signed a HKR76.4 million (US$11.3 million) contract for the six […]

Ivory Coast police RIBs will double as flash flood rescue boats

Ivory Coast police RIBs will double as flash flood rescue boats

Two police boats have taken to the waters off the Ivory Coast, thanks to some detailed tailoring by Dubai-based RIB manufacturer ASIS Boats. As the central maritime law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding the country’s ports, rivers, and coastlines, the Ivorian Department of Maritime Affairs and Ports requires a rapid response capability for search and […]

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