February 17, 2015
Zuid-Holland Zuid's New Firefighter

(With extra pictures) De Haas Maassluis has delivered a new firefighting vessel to the "Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Holland Zuid" to be stationed in Dordrecht. Read all about it in SWZ Maritime's February issue.

The new firefighting vessel, named Zuid-Holland Zuid, had to be smaller and lighter as well as have a higher capacity, be faster, and sustainable when it came to emissions, noise and energy efficiency. The article depicts how these demands were met with a lot of contributions from local maritime suppliers and highlights the vessels innovative features, such as its specially designed fender by Fender Innovations.

Below you will find a photo album with a lot of extra pictures of the Zuid-Holland Zuid, both exterior and interior, and pictures taken at the christening ceremony. Please click the pop-out link (the little squares at the right) to view them in their proper dimensions.

In addition, the February issue features articles on:

  • the student sailing contest at Marin;
  • ships' officers views on seamanship;
  • places of refuge for accident stricken ships;
  • sail-assisted propulsion;
  • LNG for short sea vessels; and
  • Conoship's mini New Year's symposium.

The regular sections are News, "Maritieme markt", "Maand maritiem", From the media, Mars, Book reviews and news and events from the KNVTS and Netherlands Maritime Technology.

Digital Issue Online

SWZ Maritime subscribers and KNVTS and Nautilus members can read the digital version of the magazine online. Although the January issue does not appear until Friday 30 January, subscribers can read it online now.

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Mr A. Slofstra, who heads the Fire Department Zuid-Holland ZuidThe mayor of Dordrecht and president of the board of the Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Holland Zuid, Mr A.A.M. BrockMr G. de Haas, general manager of De Haas MaassluisMs T.D. Schutte performed the christening ceremony and performs a toast