An international shore connection to be used with marine firefighting systems during an emergency when a stricken ship has a system failure. International shore connections are portable universal couplings that permit connection of shipboard fire main systems between one ship and another or between a shore facility and a ship when their respective system threading is mismatched. Both the ship and the facility are expected to have a fitting such that in an
emergency can be attached to their respective fire hose and bolted together to permit charging
the ship's system.