06/30/12 123 W, 1 I - + 6 - 10 Sunny Point's New Fire Boat

Check your mailbox! The July-August 2012 issue of Fire Apparatus Journal has a story about Sunny Point Ocean Terminal's new fire boat. That's the Army munitions terminal near Southport. The 75-foot craft comes from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, MA.

Delivered this spring, it's equipped with a 3,750 GPM/150 PSI pump, which is powered by a pair of 503 HP Caterpillar engines. Five monitors, including a remote-controlled deluge gun atop the wheelhouse. Jet propulsion. EMS-equipped cabin, designed to accommodate stretches and stokes litters.

Here's a WorkBoat.com story about the boat. Sunny Point's prior fire boat was the 1954 large tug Valley Forge. Read this State Port Pilot article about the craft, which was sold at auction in February.

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