New Hallberg-Rassy class rescue boat launched in Sweden following family donation

The Swedish Sea Rescue Society has launched the first of a series of new Hallberg-Rassy Class lifeboats, named for the yacht-building Rassy family who funded development and the first build.

The new boat is a completely new design with the capacity for up to 150 passengers, room for five stretcher cases and pumps that can shift 1,000 litres of seawater per minute. A water cannon for fire-fighting can deliver 1,500 litres per minute, and there’s a rib on the transom for sea-to-sea transfers in rough conditions.

Inside there’s a quiet cabin for the crew, which includes a separate operator position for an On-Scene Coordinator.

As per the tradition for the Swedish Sea Rescue association, the new series get its name after the first boat the Mai Rassy, which will be based in the Swedishport of Käringön.




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