Keel Laying of new fire vessel in the Port of Hamburg

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Keel laying is a maritime tradition that marks the start of a ship's construction. The keel laying of Hamburg’s new fire vessel "Branddirektor Westphal" took place in the Fassmer shipyard in Berne. With a length of 43 meters it will be the biggest fire vessel in the Port of Hamburg. It is a multifunctional ship that will not only ensure fire safety in the port but will also be used for other tasks like inspecting bridges. The construction works will take roughly one year.