Almost every port in the world uses a different fire hose coupling connection from different national standards. How do we ensure that we can always have a water supply connection regardless of the coupling connection? The answer to this is the international shore connection flange.
Under IMO Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS), all ships should have at least one international shore connection and a standby fire hose to get a connection from the shore or nearby fire fighting ships. The flange is usually kept a very accessible location such as the bridge or the fire locker so that in an emergency, it is readily available.
When a fire occurs and if for some reason the ship’s pumps fail, the international shore connection and standby fire hose is immediately brought to action. The standby fire hose is used to connect the international shore connection to the ship’s fire fighting water supply. One end of the international shore connection will therefore be the ship’s coupling connection while the other end of the international shore connection is bolted to another international shore connection from the shore or nearby fire fighting ship.
|1.5” x STORZ GB INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTION||330841||ISC-G-GB15|
|2” x STORZ GB INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTION||330841||ISC-G-GBGE20|
|2.5” x STORZ GB INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTION||330841||ISC-G-GB25|
|1.5” x STORZ DE INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTION||330841||ISC-G-GE15|
|2” x STORZ DE INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTION||330841||ISC-G-GBGE20|
|2.5” x STORZ DE INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTION||330841||ISC-G-GE25|
*Due to constant improvements, product specifications may differ slightly.