VESSEL REVIEW | New rescue/training RIB for Australia’s east coast

Marine Rescue NSW is the volunteer rescue organisation throughout the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) and is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The organisation has just celebrated its tenth anniversary and has recently received AU$37.6 million (US$26.5 million) of funding from the NSW State Government to help deliver purpose-built rescue vessels, upgraded operational centres and improvements to the marine radio network.

New SAR boat for Esperance Sea Rescue

The Esperance Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has a huge area of responsibility, and its boat needs speed and range, and the ability to use both of them in sometimes spectacularly bad weather. The conventional aluminium boat it had used for 16 years had sometimes come up short on those capabilities.

Cape Wickham's impressive RIB tender

The requirement for the tender for the Tasmania Police vessel was something of a contradiction. It needed to be compliant to the local NSCV 2C survey yet still remain a simple vessel that allowed the operators the ability to use the vessel for a broad range of compliance operations in a variety of sea states in and around the island state of Tasmania.

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