(KINGSTON, Ontario) — The fire department of Quang Ninh province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam has received its first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high performance fireboat, for the island of Tuan Chau in Ha-Long Bay.
The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived in Vietnam in December and was commissioned in late January by MCM staff, with technical assistance and translation provided by technicians from the local Vietnamese MCM agent.
The Firestorm 36 MkII pumping system exceeds 3,200 gallons per minute at 150 PSI through its Darley ZSM 3000 pump and Elkhart monitors, and is equipped with an onboard AFFF foam system. With twin Cummins 6.7L 480-hp engines and MJP 305HTH waterjets, the vessel can reach 34 knots. With the thrust and acceleration of the MJP jets, the Firestorm 36 MkII can make a 180-degree turn in its own length at 34 knots.
– MetalCraft Marine