Security at the Port of New Hampshire
is expected to be enhanced by the acquisition of a boat, which would be used to fight maritime fires and help in other water-based emergencies, the Union Leader reports. The vessel is expected to be ready by the fall of next year.
The future city fireboat is one portion of the port's overall security plan. Other security improvements at the port include the construction of a new guard shack, the installation of perimeter lighting, as well as closed circuit television and monitoring equipment, whose software is now being installed.
The total cost of the security improvements is $1.54 million, of which $320,000 comes from the port.
Source: The Union Leader