dearJulius.com Write For Us

NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism

SHARE:

NYPD patrol the waters. Photo: Wikimedia

By Sarah Luoma, Metro

The New York City Police Department is taking added measures in the war on terrorism with their new catamaran that helps perform radiation sweeps.

The Counter Terrorism Maritime Unit has purchased and launched a 47-foot vessel just in time for Fleet Week, a time when the naval vessels are docked bringing added threats to the Big Apple’s waters.

“We can’t forget the big threat: the nuclear threat, the improvised explosive or a basic nuke," said Deputy Chief John O'Connell, the commanding officer of the Counter Terrorism Division.

The NYPD’s latest tool on terrorism was specially designed by the department and built by Moose Boats in California, a manufacturer of aluminum catamarans whose clients include several law enforcement agencies and emergency response units.

"It integrates the latest technology. It's probably one of the best boats out here on the water for radiation detection," O'Connell said.

NYPD’s new boat has special radiation equipment located within the twin hulls of the vessel that will alert the Counter Terrorism Team to any suspicious materials on other vessels.

“Every day, we come out proactively and will do a screening of the ships. Basically screening their hulls, making sure nothing is attached," said Sergeant Harold Salters with the Maritime Unit.

According to ABC New York, the new boat has been named after NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko who died on the job back in July 2007. Timoshenko was gunned down in Brooklyn after pulling over a stolen BMW. His death was followed by an extensive 4-day manhunt to bring the 3 suspects in his death to justice.

"It's important that he gets remembered, and these guys are very proud. We did the launching ceremony in April," O'Connell said.

The new boat will be utilized by the NYPD’s eight-member team who currently use two other boats to patrol the New York waters in an effort to combat terrorism.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Alabama,1,Arizona,1,Barack,1,California,3,Colorado,1,Connecticut,1,Crime,531,Florida,1,Franc,1,Hawaii,8,Illinois,1,Los Angeles,2,Massachusetts,3,Mississippi,1,New York,128,U.S.,1552,Washington,4,
ltr
item
U.S. - U.S. Daily News: NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism
NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HySU3ZW7tO0/Wwm9vSs-vBI/AAAAAAAAD6g/0HBey632cIYPQCdsyTxDIoBdckv66UlJgCLcBGAs/s1600/DailyNews.US.com.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HySU3ZW7tO0/Wwm9vSs-vBI/AAAAAAAAD6g/0HBey632cIYPQCdsyTxDIoBdckv66UlJgCLcBGAs/s72-c/DailyNews.US.com.jpg
U.S. - U.S. Daily News
https://us.dailynews.us.com/2018/05/nypd-adds-new-boat-to-combat-terrorism.html
https://us.dailynews.us.com/
https://us.dailynews.us.com/
https://us.dailynews.us.com/2018/05/nypd-adds-new-boat-to-combat-terrorism.html
true
3263844984480124152
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy