06 Nov Spirit of Adrian
Spirit of Adrian
Foyle Search and Rescue, a charity organisation based in Derry City, Northern Ireland, recently took delivery of their new Stormforce 6.1 Jet RIB. The sole aim of the organisation is life preservation in and around the dangerous River Foyle. Foyle Search and Rescue was set up in June 1993 as a compassionate response to the alarming number of deaths both by suicide and by accident in and around the River Foyle, its banks and the Two large bridges which lie over the city. The RIB entered service immediately, complimenting their existing Stormforce 6.5 Jet RIB, allowing the organisation to provide even greater coverage.
The existing 6.5 RIB has proven very successful for the crew in the shallow, sheltered waters of the Foyle. Consequently, the organisation felt a Jet was the logical propulsor for the new RIB. The RIB has been fitted with the Hamilton HJ213 waterjet unit, coupled to a Steyr MO174 Turbo Diesel unit (165hp), via a ZF45A gearbox. The Steyr engines are very lightweight and well constructed mono-block units.
Fit out includes:
- Raymarine GPS Plotter
- ICOM VHF DSC Radio
- Search Lights
- A-Frame with Jet Protection Bar