Baltic Sea

Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority is expanding its fleet of firefighting vessels

The Seaport Authority of Szczecin and Świnoujście announces that it will expand its fleet of firefighting vessels later this year with a new unit called “Strażak-28”. The progress of work related to the construction of the ship was announced at a press conference.

The ship will be built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk. Investor supervision is carried out by the contract engineer: Konsorcjum CELNET Sp. z oo SK and Polish Register of Shipping SA

The new fire engine will be adapted to the meteorological and hydrographic conditions in the waters of the southern Baltic Sea. Its equipment will meet the requirements of the classification regulations, which oversee the construction of the classification society to ensure a ship class that corresponds to the class symbol of the Polish Ship Register: KM TUG / FIRE FIGHTING SHIP 1 II L2 IWS.

“Strażak-28” will help ships carrying dangerous goods, provide fire protection, incl. It will be adapted to fight fires on LNG tankers and will provide fire protection in the waters of seaports Szczecin, Police and Świnoujście.

The ship will be 29.2 meters long and 10.47 meters wide. Its design draft is 3.45 m. The development will max. speed up to 12.00 knots. Its bollard pull is 45 tons. It will be equipped with three water foam monitors with a value of 1,350 m3 / h each and two FiFi pumps with parameters of 2,700 m3 / h each.

The material progress of the investment is 45%. and financial 40 percent. Ship documentation approved by the classification society (Polish Shipping Register) has been submitted. The shipyard manufactured and delivered a strong hull together with a declaration issued by the classification society (Polish Shipping Register). Currently the contractor is carrying out painting work on the spaces inside the hull of the unit under construction.

In terms of construction, the strong hull step has been completed and most of the ship sections have been completed and connected. Reinforcement, locksmith and outfitting work began. The first tanks are checked for leaks.

The project entitled “Purchase of a Fire Engine for the Seaports Administration of Szczecin and Świnoujście” is co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund within the Operational Program “Infrastructure and Environment”.

The value of the project is approximately PLN 40.6 million. Co-financing from the European Union about PLN 34.5 million.

The project is part of a complex project co-financed from EU funds within the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2020: 3.2 Development of Maritime Transport, Inland Waterways and Multimodal Connections. Priority axis III. Development of the TEN-T road network and multimodal transport.

Implementation period: April 28, 2021 – October 30, 2022

Freight forwarders, shipowners and port employees will benefit from improving the safety of shipping and the handling of dangerous goods through modern fire protection systems as well as oil spills. In addition, cargo owners and the general public will benefit from the increase in fire safety levels in harbor waters and at mass events. As a result, the ports of Szczecin, Police and Świnoujście can accept and handle more ships with dangerous goods.

“Strażak-28” becomes the third in the fleet of ZMPSiŚ SA. Strażak-24 is currently anchored in Szczecin and Strażak-26 in Świnoujście.