On Monday 30th October the Dalby Swale performed a day long trial for representatives from the Los Angeles Fire Department and a USA based boat builder.
The LA Fire Department are looking to replace a number of their current fleet of fire tenders therefore approached Dalby through a mutual contact to set up trial’s and a detailed inspection. The Swale performed trials off the Norfolk Coast from Great Yarmouth.
The representative of the fire department and boat builder was very impressed with the vessels overall performance (exceeding 30 knots in complete comfort) and has said that vessels like the Swale would definitely be a game changer in respect of marine firefighting in LA and potentially elsewhere on the West Coast.
The representative was also impressed with the Dalby Offshore operational set up, crew competence and attention to detail.