Varaždin Company Building Boats for Croatian and Romanian Rescue Services

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Another successful boat-building story from Croatia.

Representatives of the Croatian Directorate for Commodity Reserves took over 10 boats with engines and trailers for the purpose of protection and rescue in the flooded areas. The boats were produced by Marine Consulting company from Varaždin, reports and Varazdinske Vijesti on October 26, 2015.

Director of Marine Consulting Damir Kralj said that his company is currently producing boats for the Ministry of the Interior and that they have an order for 180 boats for Romanian fire-fighters. The assignment should be completed by the end of the year, since the same client has already sent another order for additional 200 boats next year, Kralj added. The handover ceremony was attended by transport minister Siniša Hajdaš-Dončić.

“A few weeks ago, the Government made a decision to renew the commodity reserves with items which were needed. We needed several fire trucks and rescue boats, and I am glad that the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure has participated in this project”, the minister said.

The boats and trailers are valued at 1,107,500 kuna. The boats will be distributed to those local and regional government units in Croatia where there is a risk of flooding with the intention to use the boats to save people and property from the flooded areas.

“The Directorate was asked to provide boats for rescuing people from flooded areas. Together with the Croatian Register of Shipping and expert personnel, we have agreed on boats which will be deployed in the regions of Međimurje, Varaždin, Karlovac, Sisak, Gunja, Osijek, all over the Croatian territory, so that the boats are available when needed”, Marijan Varga, adviser to the minister, said.

For this reason, the boats are wide-bodied (1,960 mm), 6 metres in length, with low draft and a powerful engine (22.1 kW), suitable for 8 people, with the maximum load of 1,000 kg.

“The boats are made of aluminium, which is a very sturdy, robust and light material. These vessels have an ability to take heavy cargo, which is essential for rescue boats”, Damir Kralj, director of Marine Consulting, said.


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