|The Jordanian Civil Defence Commission Excel Vantage RiB's as Patrol Craft for the Dead Sea
The Jordanian Civil Defence have commissioned two Excel Vantage 570 RiB's, custom built to exacting specifications and fitted with a centre console, radar arch and Evinrude 75hp engines as patrol craft for the Dead Sea.
The Government plan to develop the coast as a greater tourist attraction and there are already a number of spa hotels with Watersports and recreational boating on the agenda.
The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth, 1059' below sea level with temperatures of 44.5 degrees and the initial launch proved to be a challenge as the original slipway is now 10 meters above the sea level because of evaporation of the densely salinated waters. A beach launch was therefore needed with the assistance of 10 military personnel!