S w i f t s h i p s To B u i l d T wo F i r e / R e s c u e Boats For P l a q u e m i n e s Parish

Swiftships, Inc., of Morgan City, La., has been awarded a contract to build two 50-foot aluminum fire/rescue boats for the Plaquemines Parish Commission Council.

The all-aluminum vessels are designed for fire-fighting, paramedic, and rescue work. They will operate in Plaquemines Parish at various points along the Mississippi. They are scheduled for delivery to the council in early June of 1983.

The vessels will be 50 feet long overall with a beam of 16 feet and a draft of 3 feet. Each vessel will be powered by a GM 8V-92 turbocharged diesel engine producing a 26-knot speed. Firefighting capability includes carrying 300 gallons of foam and a pumping capacity of 1,500 gpm at 150 psi. The full load displacement of each vessel is 42,000 pounds.

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