Category Archives: OTHERS

G-BEXJ Channel Islands Air Search Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander

G-BEXJ
Channel Islands Air Search
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
This aircraft is a temporary replacement for the damaged Islander G-CIAS. A permanent replacement is due in Summer/Autumn 2017. The original aircraft was damaged beyond repair in an emergency landing due to engine problems in November 2013. The yellow rear wing was salvaged and attached to this temporary replacement. Only basic SAR equipment is fitted to this Islander, with a lot more emphasis on looking out of the windows rather than at screens.

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SM66 KJV Tweed Valley MRT Mercedes Sprinter

SM66 KJV
Tweed Valley MRT
Mercedes Sprinter
Incident Control Unit. New in December 2016, the vehicle has been custom built for the team. Inside is a briefing area, tv/monitor screen, 3 workstations and a printer. The vehicle has two VHF radios as well as a duel SIM Card router to create a permanent WiFi hotspot within the vehicle. Mounted in the vehicle is a 10m electronic mast will caries the VHF aerial. In the rear is a welfare area for MRT personnel which include a hot water boiler, hand wash station and microwave.

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BN12 JDO DLR Ford Transit

BN12 JDO
DLR
Ford Transit
Emergency Response Team van, run on behalf of TfL by a private company Keolis Amey. This ERT has equipment to deal with DLR train breakdowns, trackside emergencies, one unders, collisions, fires, signal or computer malfunctions (as DLR is driverless automated). It carries tools and rescue equipment, first aid resuscitation equipment, and work alongside BTP and London fire brigade in the event of an incident. It has no light bar or any warning beacons at all and so may need a BTP escort when attending incidents to enable it to reach the location promptly. Note the interesting colour scheme of the rear chevrons. As opposed to the standard red/yellow, they have opted for turquoise and yellow, inkeeping with the DLR branding colours.

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