A firefighting ship was damaged during an ax collision on Sunday, but it will be saved thanks to a quick and effective decision made by the crew.
“It was a very fast decision,” said Capt. Eric Ritchie, the captain of the HMS Cammons firefighting vessel, who is currently based in South Australia.
“The crew went to the aid of one of the crew, and when they saw the damage, they decided that it would be best to go in there and try to get the crew to safety.”
“It’s a good thing they did,” said Ritchie.
The crew was called to the scene at 11:30 a.m.
PT on Sunday when a fire was reported on the engine room of the vessel.
The fire department responded, and a helicopter was sent to the area, where firefighters found the firefighting team.
After some initial efforts to put out the fire, the crew called for a rescue helicopter, and two of them jumped into the helicopter.
After about three hours, a firefighting helicopter took over and the fire was brought under control.
Ritchie said the crew is looking forward to returning to the fire fighting station on Monday.
“They’ve got a lot of pride in their job and we’re happy that we’ve done that,” he said.
Roxy’s Ax Firefighting Station, a new firefighting station on the coast of South Australia, is undergoing renovations and Ritchie was hoping that the new fire fighting facility would become a part of the local community.
“This is something that we’re really looking forward and excited about and I know it will come,” he told The Australian Financial Review.
“We’ll be here a while.”
A new fire station will be set up at Roxy Fire Station in South Australian, after a fire destroyed the old one.
The newly-opened facility will be staffed by eight members of the fire department, and will be home to eight fire engines.
A new crew will be put in place to operate the new equipment.
Ruddy said he is confident that the fire safety measures are well in place and will continue to work with the local fire departments.
The project is expected to cost $7 million and the first of four firefighting helicopters will be ordered.
Roddy said the new facility will not only provide a better firefighting experience for all, but will also improve safety in the community.
The new station is being built on the north coast of Adelaide and will allow for an increase in firefighting capabilities in the state.