We are extremely excited to announce that we have been successful in our grant application with the Tasmanian Community Fund.
This grant will allow us to purchase a replacement marine search and rescue vessel as well as an air launching berth purpose fit to respond to incidents as well as expand and provide additional services to various communities of southern Tasmania.
The vessel and launching berth will enable faster response times in emergencies, provide assistance to Tasmania Police in a search and rescue capacity, and provide water safety to a number of community groups and events. The vessel has a proven hull design, modern outboards and is fitted with current navigation and radio equipment, providing a safer and reliable vessel for our volunteers.
The vessel was used by Marine Rescue North Stradbroke Island and is an 8.8 metre Noosa Cat powered by twin Suzuki 250hp outboard motors.
While it’s still early days, over the next few months we will be organising transport, minor maintenance, electronic fit out (migrate from current vessel to new), testing and crew familiarisation.
To stay up to date on the progress of our new vessel, like our Facebook page or keep an eye on our website for further details and updates as well as information on the official launch.