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Marine Program - Marine One

About the Fireboat

Marine One provides speed and agility – and the back-up to ensure adequate coverage even when one of the other boats is in dry dock for annual maintenance. The fireboat was completed in 2006.

The 50-foot fast attack boat has the capacity to pump 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per minute and a top speed of about 30.5 knots. As a CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) response vessel, the fireboat include a pressurized cabin with interlocked compartments that enable contaminated persons to enter the cuddy from the outside, be decontaminated via shower and air, then enter the toxic-free main cabin. This boat also has a thermal imaging camera that can assist detecting people in the water and pinpoint the location of hot spots in a fire.

Jensen Maritime Consultants, naval architects, designed the boat. Metalcraft, in Kingston, Ontario, built the vessel.
Click here to view photos of the boat.

Current Status

Marine One is stationed at Fisherman's Terminal. During the retrofit of the Chief Seattle, January 2012-February 2013, Marine One was stationed on Elliott Bay.

Milestones

  • July 2006 - Marine One was delivered to Seattle from Ontario. Mayor Nickels held a press conference and welcoming event.
  • May 2006 - The boat was launched, and sea trials began.
  • April 2005 - Metalcraft was awarded a contract to build the boat.
  • January 2005 - Jensen Maritime Consultants were selected as the naval architects.

 




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