Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles and Vessels

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Disposition of Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles

Type of Vehicle

Main Airport Fire Station Sub Airport Fire Station Total
Rapid Intervention Vehicle

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Rapid Intervention Vehicle 2 2 4
Crash Fire Tender

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Crash Fire Tender 2 2 4
Hose Foam Carrier

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Hose Foam Carrier 2 2 4
Jackless Snorkel Jackless Snorkel 1 1 2
Ambulance Ambulance 1 1 2

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Disposition of Rescue and Fire Fighting Vessels

Type of Vessel

Main Airport Fire Station Sub Airport Fire Station East Sea Rescue Berth West Sea Rescue Berth Total
Command Boat Command Boat -- -- 1 1 2
Speed Boat Speed Boat 1 (Spare) 1 (Spare) 3 3 6

2 (Spare)

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Special Features of Command Boat

Hull Design : Catamaran Command Boat
Overall length : 35.6 m
Overall beam : 12.0 m
Draft : 1.8 m
Max. speed : 29.5 knots
Propulsion System : Kamewa water jet units

Rescue Zone 

  • A Rescue Zone provided on each side of the Main Deck is close to the sea surface to facilitate sea rescue operation.

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Rescue Zone
Rescue Zone

Jason's Cradle

  • Two rolled Cradles are installed at the bow.  Another two stowed on board can be fixed at the Rescue Zones if situation requires.

  • The Cradles can speedily be lowered to provide a means for the survivors in the sea to climb up by themselves to the Command Boat.

Jason's Cradle

Inflatable Rescue Ramp

  • Two folded Ramps are fixed at the Rescue Zones.  Another two stowed on board can be affixed at the Rescue Zones at any time to meet operational needs.

  • The Ramps can speedily be inflated for the rescuers on board to pick up the survivors from the sea.

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Inflatable Rescue Ramp

Rescue Basket

  • 2 Rescue Baskets, each with a rescue capacity of 6 persons, are placed on the Upper Deck.  They are used for picking up unconscious survivors from the sea.

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Rescue Basket
Helicopter Winching Zone
  • A Helicopter Winching Zone is provided for airlifting casualties.
Helicopter Winching Zone

Rescue Boat

  • A Rescue Boat equipped with two 50HP outboard engines is mounted at the starboard stern of Command Boat.  It can tow a fully loaded inflatable life raft.

Rescue Boat

Hydraulic Crane

  • 2 Hydraulic Cranes are installed on the Main Deck, one on each side of the stern, for lifting heavy objects such as the Rescue Basket, the Daughter Boat, etc.

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Hydraulic Crane

Inflatable Life Raft

  • A total of 10 Inflatable Life Rafts are affixed on both sides and the stern of Command Boat.  Each Raft, after inflated, has a rescue capacity of 30 persons.

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Inflatable Life Raft
Inflatable Life Raft

Survivors' Cabin

  • 2 Cabins are provided on board with a total rescue capacity of 300 persons. 


    Upper Right Photo:  
    Upper Cabin provided with 54 seats on the Upper Deck


    Lower Right Photo:
    Main Cabin provided with 40 stretchers and 206 seats on the Main Deck

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Survivors' Cabin
Survivors' Cabin

Medical Room

  • 5 surgical beds are provided in the Medical Room situated on the Main Deck.

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Medical Room

Telescopic Light Mast

  • A Light Mast fitted with 6 x 1000 watt floodlights can be raised up to 7m for the illumination of scene of accident.

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Telescopic Light Mast

Navigation Mast

  • A Navigation Mast fixed on top of the Wheelhouse must be lowered for the Command Boat to pass under the bridges connecting the airport and Tung Chung.

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Navigation Mast
Navigation Mast

Infra-red Night Vision System

  • The Night Vision System is used for searching lives and objects in the sea especially during low visibility or the hours of darkness.


    Upper right photo : 
    The camera of Night Vision System fixed on top of the Wheelhouse.


    Lower right photo :
    The monitor of Night Vision System installed in the Wheelhouse. 
Infra-red Night Vision System
Infra-red Night Vision System

Differential Global Positioning System

  • The System is a navigation aid, which can provide various navigation information.

Radar

Radar

  • The radar is also a navigation aid, which can locate the objects and vessels in the sea during low visibility and the hours of darkness.
    Upper right photo :  
    The antenna installed on top of the Wheelhouse.

    Lower right photo :
    The Radar Display Unit installed in the Wheelhouse.

Radar
Differential Global Positioning System

Sidescan Sonar

  • A Sidescan Sonar consists of three major parts, i.e. a towfish, a 150m fibre optic tow cable and a computer.  The system emits ultrasonic waves to search for underwater objects and wreckages.

Sidescan Sonar

Underwater Camera

  • An Underwater Camera is a remote control underwater video camera and is used for underwater search and visual inspection for submerged objects and wreckages.  

Underwater Camera

 

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