New SAR boats to Kuopio and Inkoo Lifeboat Institute
Wednesday 15 june, 2022
The 10-meter SAR boat, equipped with two 300-horsepower outboard motors, reaches a maximum speed of over 40 knots. It has sea rescue equipment, which also includes light firefighting and emergency pumping equipment as well as equipment for first aid tasks. In addition, the boat has a hydraulically opening bow ramp, which improves the capabilities of beach landings and facilitates the transfer of a patient to the boat.
The new high-speed SAR boat offers a variety of opportunities for the development of operations and speeds up rescue tasks.
Kuopio Lake Rescuers is a maritime rescue association founded in 1971. The association has two positions: in Pirttiniemi, Kuopio, in connection with the Yacht Club, and on Iivarinsalonsaari in Etelä-Kallavesi. There are currently about 20 crew members.
Inkoo Sea Rescuers is a maritime rescue association founded in 1986. The association's primary task is to rescue people in distress at sea in their area of business in the Gulf of Finland. The association has approximately 240 members.
Pictures by: Matias Turunen