13 Apr Dublin Fire Brigade
Dublin Fire Brigade’s Stormforce 6.5
Dublin Fire Brigade have taken delivery of their new Redbay Stormforce 6.5 RIB. Unique to this RIB is that it has to be capable of fitting under low level bridges. With this in mind, everything on the RIB had to be at the same height or lower than the top of the bow.
The RIB has a single person centrally mounted console, which has been lowered slightly to ensure that the air draft is acceptable. A low level screen and stainless steel grab rail have also been fitted to the console. There are two removable pod seats that fit in behind the main console, to give the typical "delta" configuration of seating.
The RIB has a single stern mounted stainless steel A-Frame. The frame has been designed to allow it to quickly fold flat unto the deck of the RIB again to reduce the air draft.
Propulsion is provided by twin Yamaha 60hp four strokes, with independent electric and fuel systems.
Electrics and other equipment includes:
- Garmin GPSMap 298
- Icom IC-M421 VHF DSC Radio
- 12V Sockets
- Navigation Lights
- Blue Emergency light
- 2 Waterproof search lights
- Offshore compass with lighting
- Safety kit
- Hydraulic Steering