Breakers beat on the bow deck, spray blows across the bridge. On the high seas: face the sheer force of the elements! And you’re steering them – the most powerful rescue vessels of the Maritime Search and Rescue Service in search of castaways. As a sea rescuer, you put your life on the line – to save the lives of others!
Extinguish fires, salvage damaged ships, direct search and rescue operations, stay in constant radio contact with the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center and save lives in 20 different missions.
Together with your crew, you’ll become acquainted with the hard day-to-day life of a sea rescuer and make the high seas a little bit safer.
So, choose your vessel and your location on the North or Baltic Sea, switch on your radio and get ready!
Piet Söhngen, foreman and aspiring sea dog, has developed a strong bond with the sea. While his friends preferred to stay in their warm and cozy homes with a pot of tea, the wind and rain drew Piet outside. The forces of nature fascinated him and he learned to love a stormy sea more than a sunny beach. Under the keen eyes of Jonne, Piet became a seasoned sea rescuer, well-versed with the dangers and perils of the open waters and risking his life for others on the high seas!
Arndt Holgersson is the focus and calm of the maritime rescue team. As an engineer, he spends a lot of time below deck and ensures that the sea rescue cruiser is always operational! Even under pressure and in the most difficult of situations, he always manages to find the right words and has good advice for his crew members.
Jasper Strindberg is the youngest member of the crew. As a trained paramedic, his youthful energy led him to seek adventure on the high seas – the crew can always count on Jasper! Always high spirited and inquisitive, he’s one of the people you can tell was born to serve at sea and to save lives!
We are going to introduce a new crew member every week. If you are keen in reading additional background stories of all characters have a look next week.
Freija Ihmels is your contact at MRCC Bremen. She is in constant radio contact with the crew of the rescue cruiser. When an emergency call goes in, she is the life-saving link between the sea rescuers and those in distress. She’s always up for a joke with her “boys”, but will switch back to professional calm at the drop of a hat when it comes to saving people‘s lives!
Old Jonne is a textbook example of a sea dog! Nobody knows the sea as well as he does. There’s no trick or danger that the Seven Seas have to offer that he doesn’t already know! You can tell from his weathered face, hidden under a long gray beard, that he’s spent countless days at sea in every kind of weather. When he realized that his days as a sea rescuer were coming to an end, he passed on all his knowledge of the sea to Piet to ensure that the seas remained safe even without him! Every sea rescuer knows the “Jonn’ian wisdoms”, and they’ve etched themselves especially deep into Piet‘s memory.
The HERMANN MARWEDE was launched from the Fassmer shipyard, in Berne, in 2003 and has since been stationed off Heligoland. She measures 46 meters in length and is the largest sea rescue cruiser in the world. Her three propellers are driven by three ship diesel engines, reaching an engine power of 9250 hp. The HERMANN MARWEDE can reach a top speed of 25 knots.
The daughter boat of the HERMANN MARWEDE, the VERENA, comes from the Lürssen shipyard in Bardenfleth and can reach a top speed of 32 knots. With her length of 8.9 meters, she can be accommodated comfortably in the stern of the HERMANN MARWEDE.
The HARRO KOEBKE was launched in 2012, taking over regular service at Sassnitz from the Wilhelm Kaisen, built there in 1978. Like the HERMANN MARWEDE, the HARRO KOEBKE was also built at the Fassmer shipyard in Berne. With a length of over 36 meters, she can reach a top speed of 25 knots. Her fire-extinguishing system pumps 10,000 liters of water per minute.
The daughter boat of the HARRO KOEBKE, the NOTARIUS, is a rigid-hulled inflatable boat and was developed by Marine Specialised Technology Limited in Liverpool. Like the VERENA, the NOTARIUS can reach 32 knots.
Steer the salvage cruisers HERMANN MARWEDE
and HARRO KOEBKE across the stormy seas.
Deploy boats to rescue people in distress at sea!
Take on the role of the foreman (captain) of the rescue cruiser, and move around the ships freely in first-person perspective! View your ship from numerous camera angles, from inside and out!
Featuring up to 30 main and supporting characters, elaborately dubbed and with fascinating background stories. Get to know your crew and radio in regularly to the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center.
Two scenarios (North Sea and Baltic Sea) provide a wide range of missions.
Salvage ships! Pump water out of shipwrecks! Extinguish fires on the open seas! Rescue people in distress at sea! The game features the entire spectrum of sea rescue missions.
Experience realistic water, waves and weather that react in real time to the operation, time of day, and the ships and their movements. Sail in bright sunshine or the most raging storms, crystal clear twilight or dense morning fog!
Take note of tide conditions, use the nautical chart to navigate and deal with the many problems of the On-Scene Coordinator! Steer the ship using either simplified or realistic controls!
Produced by simulation and game experts kindly supported by the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS)
A product penned by simulation and games experts with the support of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service.
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AMD ® Athlon 64 X2, Intel ® Core2Duo or comparable dual core processor min. 2.4 GHz, Windows Vista/7/8, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended), DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with Shader 3.0 support (min. 1 GB VRAM, 1.5 GB recommended), AMD CrossFireX is not supported, AMD Radeon HD3870/NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or better (AMD HD5870/NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 recommended), DVD drive, sound card, keyboard and mouse with scroll wheel, 2.7 GB hard disk space, Internet connection for product activation
|Creative Direction||Sebastian Grünwald|
|Game Programming||Kevin Kerkhoff
|3D Art||Adrian Radoiu|
|2D Art||Gerald Grunow
|Additional Research||Sebastian Goecke
|Speaker||Christian Jungwirth: Piet Söhngen
Michael Sporer: Arndt Holgersson
Oliver Scheffel: Jasper Strindberg
Nina Pietschmann: Freija Ihmels
|Additional Speaker||Tekin Gueltekin
|Managing Director||Kristina Klooss|
|Head of Product Management||Reinhard Vree|
|Head of Marketing / Sales||Julia Pfiffer|
|Product Management||Julian Broich
|Game Design Consultant||Andreas Suika|
|PR & Marketing||Buschbaum Media
|Website & Social Media||Christian Irmen
Patrick De Vilder
|Finance and Accounting||Daniela Eicker
Monika von Hall Koppel
|Manual Texts||Florian Mann
|Packaging Design||Jens Müller|
The crews of the rescue cruisers HERMANN HELMS, HERMANN MARWEDE and HARRO KOEBKE as well as the team at the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center BREMEN.
We would like to thank all the family, friends and fans who have supported us in the realization of this game. You are the key to our success.
Funded by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and the bavarian state goverment
With the kind support of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service.