Silver Ships Delivers Fire/Rescue Explorer Vessel to Jefferson Township
Silver Ships continues to grow its fleet in the northeast United States with its latest fire boat delivery to Jefferson Township, New Jersey. The Explorer 28 landing craft will improve water safety in the area and be a great asset to the Jefferson Fire Department. Our team is looking forward to seeing how this vessel will help first responders in their daily missions on the water.
The Explorer 28 features a Darley PSDE1500 Direct Mount Fire Pump which allows for 1500 gallons of water to be pumped per minute. This discharge pressure allows for quick extinguishing of dangerous fires. To keep this pump operating at its highest capacity, a PumpBoss controller monitors the intake as well as discharge pressure, which will prevent cavitations that would reduce effectiveness.
“When designing any vessel, safety and efficiency are of the utmost importance to our team,” says Steven Clarke, co-owner of Silver Ships. “Featured on this vessel is innovative fire-fighting and monitoring technology that makes these two factors easily attainable and sustainable over time.”
This vessel will be utilized for law enforcement as well as fire/rescue missions. It includes a Twin Display Garmin electronics package with radar and marine VHF, and is equipped with the Whelen Law Enforcement lighting package.
Arriving on the scene of dangerous situations quickly is crucial for many of our customers, including Jefferson Township’s first responders. The vessel’s hydraulic actuated folding mast provides the ability to easily pass low clearance areas while putting off minimal impact to personnel. In addition, Twin Mercury Verado 250 HP outboards add high speed capabilities to the boat.