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343 ~ FDNY’s New Fireboat on Route to New York  by SummerJade

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Named in honor of the 343 FDNY (Fire Department – City of New York) members killed on Sept. 11, 2001, the Three Forty Three is the newest addition to the FDNY Marine Division.
The steel on the bow and the stern of the boat was forged from World Trade Center steel. This fireboat, the world’s largest, was built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida. Seen here in St. Augustine (Florida) on April 27, 2010, it is on its way to delivery in NY.
Please watch the video below to see the arrival in NY!!

Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: St. Augustine, Florida (USA).
(6562 views on Nov. 10, 2014)

This image appears on the calendar, Boats and Ships ~ Nautical Theme (click to view)

The 140-foot, 500-ton, $27 million dollar boat has the ability to pump 50,000 gallons of water per minute. And at a top speed of 18 knots, the boat can move twice as fast as older boats. The boat has been designed to detect and protect firefighters from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents, and contains a pressurized area that filters the air supply using special charcoal and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters; allowing crew members to operate as needed in hostile environments. A crew of seven onboard the new vessel at any one time now uses high-tech computer systems to maneuver the boat, unlike the older boats that required brute strength.

Featured in The World As We See It on Feb. 28, 2011
Featured in Color Me a Rainbow on Mar. 14, 2011
Featured in BBB’s- Boats Beaches Bays on Mar. 17, 2011
Featured in THE WORLD on May 2, 2011
Featured in A Moment In Time on May 3, 2011
Featured in Forgotten Florida on May 5, 2011
Featured in THE GROUP on Aug. 30, 2011
Featured in AMERICAS~RURAL, URBAN on Sept. 10, 2011
Featured in A Place To Call Home on Sept. 18, 2011
Featured in Featured For A Challenge on Nov. 2, 2011
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Information from Firefighter Nation and NYFD which has a video.

Fireboat Three Forty Three Arrives in New York Harbor

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  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! I really appreciate it! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Very excellent capture!!

  • Gena, thanks for your comment! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Don Wright
    Don Wrightalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture and wonderful remembrance of 343 souls.

  • Thank you, Don! I really appreciate your comment!! ☺♥♫

    – SummerJade

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 4 years ago

    “Congratulations SummerJade!” Your Stunning Red Fireboat, has just been Voted Top Ten Place Winner in our “Simply Red by our Shores Challenge” at the “Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group”. Here is your well deserved Banner and Group letter link announcing the completion of our Challenge….There is also running at the moment a “Top Ten Place Winners” Challenge, and extra chance to get your work out there! I will leave you a link to the Challenge also.


  • Thank you, this is good news! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaalmost 4 years ago

    That is very cool, great capture!

  • Thanks very much for your comment! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the Big and Bigger Ships in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group.

  • This is lovely, Cee, thanks! ♥☺♫

    – SummerJade

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 4 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please enter your wonderful image into the Red Challenge Here Thanks Dee

  • Fantastic!! Thank you, Diane, for this feature!! ♥♥♥ And thanks for the challenge invite!

    – SummerJade

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “BBB’s – Boats! Beaches! Bays!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Wow, this is great!! Thank you so very much for this feature!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • timmburgess
    timmburgessalmost 4 years ago

    what a amazing craft and great photograph. congratulations on the features….timm

  • Thank you very much for your kind words! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! I really appreciate it! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

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