Clarke and Pulman provided a Honda Pioneer SXS7004 at the beginning of December to help demonstrate a new inflatable landing craft on Liverpool docks. Marine Specialised Technology (MST) group’s low pressure inflatable division (SIT) has invested into the research and development of a new fully inflatable landing craft designed for global utility, emergency services and flood rescue applications. Originally designed after the flooding caused by storm Desmond in Cumbria in 2015, it has since aided medical rescue teams worldwide.
SIT, based in Leyland, Preston, designs and manufacturers bespoke products for emergency services, jack cushions for vehicle recovery, white water rafts etc for both industrial and leisure use. The Honda Pioneer was a great example of how both the landing craft and the Pioneer can operate together in the most extreme conditions. The Pioneer was chosen as the ideal vehicle to be showcased side by side with the ResQ landing craft due to its versatility – being able to perform on rough terrain and additionally carry 4 people with room for equipment.