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a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront

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In the harbour a fire breaks out on an oil tanker and is extinguished by a fire boat.
Already the authority has axed the brigade's fire boat with the loss of 28 jobs.
The Seaport and surrounding docks will provide another great vantage point for photographers, with the Brooklyn Bridge and the NY Fire Department fire boat as the backdrop.
Police were on board a fire boat which located the man.
Davies said because there was no hydrant in the area, firefighters shuttled tankers to the site and stationed a fire boat at a pier nearby.
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in April 2010
With blue force tracking and the ability to correlate the video, AIS and radar tracks, first responders could see every boat in the harbor and knew its bearing and distance from the nearest fire boat or rescue vessel.
A fire boat was launched from Fossway station in Byker, Newcastle, which went up the river to find the pair near the Ouseburn.
Eight fire trucks and a fire boat were called to the Gannons Road property, but it could not be saved.
The canal fire boat, aptly named the Fire Queen, was commissioned and built in 1912 for the then Cardiff Corporation.
The coastguard, the Cleveland Police fire boat and a police helicopter were involved in a rescue operation at about 1pm.
Hackett and Annie (Gilchrist) Hackett, and was a United States Coast Guard Veteran of World War II, serving as officer in charge on a fire boat.
Two appliances from Thornaby station and the fire boat worked to tackle the blaze, which happened just before 8pm yesterday.
A dozen fire crews and a fire boat tackled the blaze.