Kewatec has participated in the delivery of the new Serecraft W14 FiFi fire and rescue boat in Lucerne. The boat was named “Thor” at a ceremonial ceremony held in the presence of numerous guests of honor. The boat is serviced and maintained by Shiptec AG of Lucerne, with which Kewatec works closely.
The new fire and rescue boat will replace the previous 28-year-old named Donner, which had large traces of wear and tear and outdated equipment. Board Council member Paul Winiker and the fire department pastor symbolically dipped the new boat in water. Martin Merki, Director of Social Affairs and Safety, states: “With this acquisition, our fire brigade will once again have a modern and needs-based lifeboat at its disposal.”
“The fire and rescue boat is not only used for rescue and firefighting work in the event of fires on ships or boats,” says Fire Department Commander Theo Honermann. “It’s also used to put out fires in buildings near the area’s shore.” In addition, a fire and rescue boat is used to combat water pollution such as spilled oil.
Markus Magnusson, Project Manager at Kewatec, says: “We are proud to have been able to deliver this boat to the City of Lucerne Fire Brigade. We have a long experience in building fire and rescue boats and we are convinced that it meets all the necessary requirements. ”
The training begins
After delivery, training for boat drivers begins. The old fire boat “Donner” will remain in operation until all boat drivers have completed their training by October 2021 and thus the new fire and rescue boat will be operational.
Fire and rescue boat Serecraft W14 FiFi
- Total length, 13.9 m
- Width, 4.05 m
- Engine power, 2 x Volvo Penta D6-380
- Speed, about 35 knots
Kewatec Aluboat Oy Ab / +358 (0)20 778 0660 / Isokarintie 1 Kokkola 67900 Finland