To The MACL Airport Rescue And Fire Service Authority
ASIS Boats recently delivered new 8-meter Fire Rescue Boats and training to the MACL Airport Rescue and Fire Service Authority at their facilities located on Hulhule Island in the North Malè Atoll.
The MACL Airport Rescue and Fire Service received highly customized, multi-mission, 8.0 meter ASIS Fire Rescue Boats.
These 8-meter Fire Rescue Boats were specially designed and equipped for their unique aviation fire/rescue mission to include onboard fire pumps and fire monitors, closed-cell foam-filled tube sets, 20-person self-deploying SOLAS-approved life-rafts, and each boat equipped with a self-righting system.
Each of the Fire Rescue Boat has a heavy-duty foam-filled hypalon tube fitted with triple rubbing fenders, internal and external lifelines and covered by non-sked patches.
The 8-meter Fire Rescue Boats feature a gun metal firefighting pump, complete with exhaust, hours recorder, 12V electronic ignition starter; designed to provide continuous rated performance of 1325 l/min at 10 bar pressure and 3m lift.The monitor rotates 360 degrees and has a vertical movement of +90 to 45 degree horizontal.
These fully equipped, unsinkable firefighting and rescue boats are powered by twin 115 Hp 4 stroke Yamaha engines allowing a speed of 45mph permitting them to respond quickly to calls for assistance and for maneuvers within the emergency zone.
The MACL Airport Rescue and Fire Service has one of the most challenging Areas of Responsibility (AORs).
In addition to the team’s responsibility for the Malè International Airport itself, their on-water headquarters is situated in the very center of three active seaplane runways, which themselves see 450+ sorties a day!
“The MACL Airport Rescue and Fire Service’ Fire Rescue Team was one of the most highly motivated and skilled teams that I have had the honor to work with, said Roy Nouhra, CEO of ASIS Boats.
During the training, a fire broke out in Male and the team got dispatched, staying out all night to put out the fire.
And they came back in the morning full of energy for the training.
What a great team and great people!
It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of that team,” continued Nouhra.
The airport maintenance crews were also provided detailed training in the maintenance and repair of the boats, outboard motors, and on-board firefighting equipment.