Marine Rescue NSW’s investment in the modernisation of the largest rescue fleet in Australasia is set to top $18.5 million this financial year as the service continues to drive up vessel safety, response and efficiency standards.
The landmark Fleet Modernisation Program has delivered 80 new or upgraded vessels, with the newest now operating on Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains (below). Two more are set for delivery in the near future.
MRNSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey said the built-for-purpose vessels provided rescue crews with modern, reliable and safe operating platforms both offshore and on enclosed waters.
“The safety of our volunteers and the boaters we assist is our highest priority,” he said.
“These new and upgraded boats ensure our crews have the benefit of the latest design and technology features to assist them in their lifesaving work.
“The vessels are fitted with a full suite of Search and Rescue, communications and advanced first aid equipment, helping boost response times and search efficiency and reducing fuel consumption and time off the water for maintenance and repairs.”
Deputy Commissioner Storey said the service was proud to support the NSW boat building industry, predominantly investing in various Naiad, Ocean Cylinder, Steber and Sailfish models.
Marine Rescue NSW joins us as Gold Partner for the 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference this month on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at The Star Gold Coast.
To secure your last minute spot please visit the conference website.
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