Search and Rescue vessel, SAR Boat MZ12 with FiFi, Air crash configuration
This search and rescue boat with firefighting equipment is designed for the immediate reaction of coastguard teams. Its agile manoeuvrability, high top speed and endurance make it an ideal vessel for operation in harbour, coastal, marsh or rocky areas.
This Search and Rescue vessel is part of our new MZ range, a series of operational boats designed by AISTER for patrol, rescue and fire fighting, which has three lines: MZ10, MZ12, MZ14. This boat is 11.8 metres lenght , 4 metres beam and has been built using naval aluminium.
The boat stands out for its speed and can reach a top speed of up to 32 knots. This is due to its optimal hydrodynamics, configured in a deep-V hull, which gives it great manoeuvrability and responsiveness during navigation. The weight distribution of this Search and Rescue vessel, with the cabin at the boat’s centre of gravity, allows for a quick transition to planning point.
The structure of the boat ensures its reliability due to the fact that it has been built according to the regulations of classification societies. The boat can reach 25 miles from the coast due to the communication systems instaled, but could reach up to 60 miles. The Search and Rescue vessel can withstand weather conditions of level 8 on the Beaufort scale, as well as significant wave heights of up to 4 metres.
The boat is powered by two Yamaha 250 HP outboard engines that are controlled from the cockpit. The cockpit is one of the most significant elements of the MZ range, offering comfort and safety as well as working space and manoeuvrability. The pilot will enjoy a full 360-degree view with very high visibility capability. The cab is equipped with a full console, complete with electronic equipment, engine control, fire and bilge systems. In addition, it is equipped with height-adjustable suspension seats.
The Search and Rescue vessel allows quick and easy access to any point of the boat from bow to stern. It also has access from the stern and sides to access the sheet of water and be able to rescue people or embark them.
The SAR Boat MZ12 with FiFi, Air crash configuration is designed to serve airports with runways close to the sea. The airport or coast guard team must comply with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) directive, which makes it mandatory to have such a boat at airports with runways close to the sea. A year ago, we delivered the first unit of the series to the Coast Guard team in Mauritius. The boat is equipped with two life rafts for 30 people.
A vessel always ready for rescue
The boat is designed for immediate response. The MZ12 can be ordered in two versions, as a Search and Rescue vessel and as a Fireboat version, which has a larger beam when fitted with firefighting equipment. This model is ideal for all rescue and rescue work in confined spaces and is easy to reach, with a fast turnaround that allows the fire brigade team at any work base to reach the emergency site in a short space of time.
In its Fireboat version, it can assist in extinguishing fires on pleasure boats, support civilian firefighting operations by assisting land-based firefighters as well as pumping or bailing to rescue boats in a mayday situation.
High resilience in hazardous environments
The boat is protected by a polyethylene foam fender covered with polyurethane with impact absorption capacity and special fire resistance. This allows it to approach other boats without being damaged.
In addition to the fender, the Search and Rescue vessel is divided into three watertight compartments and is equipped with a bilge system. In the event of a leak, this ensures the buoyancy of the boat and the safety of the operators.
These characteristics make this boat ideal for operating in confined spaces, such as marinas, and even to practice rescues in complicated areas, such as breakers. It can also approach rocks as it is highly resistant to impact due to its aluminium construction, which guarantees the safety of the crew.
Firefighting system with monitors
The fire-fighting equipment consists of a Volvo D3-170 HP motor pump with a capacity of 240 cubic metres per hour, which is equivalent to 4000 litres per minute, located below deck, which in turn allows the stern space to be free of obstacles (walk-around). This engine is a diesel engine, so the ship is equipped with two tanks, one petrol tank for propulsion and one diesel tank for fuel for the fire-fighting equipment.
The monitors are located at the bow and stern. The monitors can be operated manually by the crew, although there is the possibility of automating them from the cockpit. The monitors can be used individually or in pairs and have a length of 60 metres, a pressure of 10 bar and a rotation capacity of 360 degrees.
A launch that is the resaults of AISTER’s 25 years of experience
The MZ12 range is the result of the evolution of AISTER designs and constructions over the last 25 years. The RAL 850 models are the predecessors of this new range. The SPEIS II is also a predecessor model of the new MZ boats.
All AISTER designs and models are open to the specific needs of each customer, thanks to the adaptability of marine aluminium. In addition, the boat can be upgraded with engines up to 350 HP.