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Our New Rescue 1 Vessel

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

Here is a sneak peak of our new vessel which is nearing completion. It is being built as a replacement for our aging Power Cat, “Crikey”. This State-of-the-Art vessel will supplement our 7 metre, “Bay Watch” (Rescue 2) from the same stable.

The Specifications are:

Vessel Length: 10.0 Meters

Vessel Type: RHIB Rescue Vessel

Survey Class: AMSA/NSCV 2C

Designer: Southerly Designs

Builder: Dongara Marine

Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium

LOA: 10.0m

Beam: 3.30m

Main Engines 2 x Mercury V8 300 hp Outboards

Speed Max: 40.0+ kts

Speed Cruise: 25.0 kts

Fuel Capacity: 800L

Crew: 4

Special Persons: 4

On Monday, 30 January at 0707 hours, “Bay Watch” (Rescue 2) was deployed with Mike Cockburn, Graham Latter and Andrew Stevens onboard with Raelene our radio operator at the Tower. The vessel was safely towed back to the marina. Thank you to all involved.

Tuesday, 31st January another vessel required assistance. Thank you to Jan, our radio operator at the Tower and the awesome Department of Fisheries “boys” Ray and Jordan, who, as they were in the vicinity of the disabled vessel, kindly towed it safety back to the marina. Again, thank you to all involved in the two incidents.

On Sunday, 5th February we had a vessel requesting assistance from the Abrolhos Islands, which we would have loved to have assisted, but instead relayed all details to the Geraldton Marine Rescue Group and Water Police.

A message from our Radio Operators: Could all Boaties please log on and log off slowly and clearly as we need to write the information in our log book. The details we require are your call sign, number of people on board (adults and children), the amount of fuel, your destination and the estimated time of return (ETR). When logging off, please state your call sign and that you are safely back and wish to log off. The radio operator will acknowledge your log on and off by repeating the information back to you. If you do not receive this acknowledgement then please repeat your message again.

Dredging has started in the marina. A reminder to all boaties to please be beware of the "Dredger" and the "markers" just outside the marina.

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