3. NYPD Total Containment Vessel
The #NYPD Bomb Squad is equipped with everything from high-tech robots to specialized bomb transport vehicles to help highly trained officers respond to threats quickly and effectively. Here’s a close-up look at the vessel used to transport the device found at 27th Street on Saturday safely out of of the city.
Video via NYPD Instagram
It’s the sad truth that New York City is no stranger to bomb threats. That means the NYPD bomb squad must be ready to respond 24/7. Federal grants allowed the department to obtain a state-of-the-art truck, equipped with a robotic bomb diffuser and a total containment vessel (TCV).
Used to transport suspected explosive devices, the total containment vessel was employed in 2016 when a suspected bomb was found on 27th Street. The TCV is built to contain flying debris and powerful shockwaves that could be released from a blast. This allows for the NYPD to move devices safely through the public without a need for evacuation and without putting people and property in danger.