Howick Coastguard Vessels


Vessel Information

In November of 2014, the new Howick Rescue 1 (HW1) was launched. This new vessel is a NAIAD 9.5m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat powered by a 740HP Scania Diesel driving a Hamilton Jet Unit and incorporates many design improvements and lessons learned from HR1.

HW1 is fully equipped for Search and Rescue work with up-to-date with Radar, GPS, VHF and UHF radios, Binoculars (both day and night vision), EPIRB, Cell Phone, Local Charts, Wireless Crew Intercom, Life Jackets, Wet Weather Gear, First Aid Kits, Stretcher, Oxygen, Life rings, Fire Pump, Fire Extinguishers, Search Lights, Loud Hailer, Tow Ropes, other Rescue Equipment. HW1 has internal seating for a crew of 4, but is licensed to carry up to 12 persons. While HW1 can respond with a minimum crew of 3, general tasking levels are usually between 5 and 6 crew.

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Howick CRV - "Howick Rescue 1"


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