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Lake Assault Fireboat Now on Duty in Georgia vides ? re suppression and emergency response services. The craft can quickly transport water into a network of stand- pipes located along the shoreline to supply lake water for ground-based ? re? ghting operations. Moreover, its deck- mounted monitor enables the craft to conduct direct ? re at- tack. The ? reboat is powered via twin 175 hp Mercury out- board engines, and features a 1,250-gpm ? re pump driven by a marinized V-6 engine. The monitor has four discharge ports including one that feeds a 5-inch large diameter hose (LDH). Other features include a swing-out side dive door,

Georgia’s Rabun County Fire Services has placed a Lake and a Davit crane with two access points. The T-top pilot-

Assault Boats ? reboat into service on Lake Rabun, an 835- house feature forward looking infrared (FLIR), sonar with acre reservoir with 25 miles of shoreline. The new craft pro- side structure scan, chartplotter, and GPS.

ABB to Enable World’s First Hydrogen-Powered River Vessel

ABB will provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel operating along the Rhône river in France to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells. ABB will provide a fuel cell based power and propulsion solution for a new- built push boat for the France-based Sogestran Group sub- sidiary Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT), due for delivery in 2021. With hydrogen for the fuel cells sourced from shore-based renewable energy, the complete vessel energy chain will be emission-free. ABB has been working closely with Finnish research organization and project co- ordinator VTT and the leading global provider of innova- tive clean energy fuel cell solutions Ballard Power Systems

Europe to develop an installation enabling a 400kW fuel cell to power vessel operations.

ESG Delivers First Newbuild USCG Sub-M Towboat for FMT

Eastern Shipbuilding Group announced the delivery of the M/V Brian Boudreaux on May 20, 2019. The Inland

Towboat is the ? rst new construction USCG Sub-M tow- boat for Florida Marine Transporters. It was in early 2018, when Florida Marine Transporters, LLC signed four more additional towboats, bringing the total to seventy (70) ves- sels contracted over the last 14 years. The vessel was con- structed from a design furnished by Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Boston, MA. This order for these towboats originally began with a twenty-? ve (25) vessel contract, starting de- liveries in 2006 and was successfully completed with on- time deliveries. It has expanded to become the largest single

Owner, single Shipbuilder, new construction program with the same class towboat design in United States history.

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