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  • New rescue boat a $300,000 investment in Ulladulla boating safety
  • October 18, 2017

Search and rescue resources in the Ulladulla area have been boosted for the peak summer boating season with the official commissioning today of a new $300,000 Marine Rescue NSW vessel.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock joined MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos and volunteers from the Marine Rescue Ulladulla unit to commission new vessel, Ulladulla 20 (‘Rex Pymble’).

Mrs Hancock welcomed the naming of the new boat in honour of long-term Ulladulla volunteer, the late Rex Pymble, who gave more than 34 years’ service to the unit and boating community before his death in March 2016.

“This new 7.5m Ocean Cylinder vessel further reinforces the marine safety net for boaters along the Illawarra coastline. It is a sister boat to new vessels at the Marine Rescue units at Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay and Shoalhaven,” she said.

“The NSW Government is proud to support our emergency services volunteers, directing more than $45 million to MRNSW over the past six years, which has helped deliver 78 new and refurbished vessels, worth more than $18 million.

“The 100 members of Marine Rescue Ulladulla are committed to the safety of our large local and visiting boating community and saving lives on the water.

“We thank each of them for the tremendous amount of time and effort they give for their emergency operations, regular training and fundraising activities.”

Unit Commander Dave Hall said Mr Pymble had joined the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (now MRNSW) in 1982, serving as unit Treasurer for most of the following three decades.

“Rex’s expertise in this area was well recognised and he was frequently called upon to lend his skills to other units. He was awarded Life Membership of the RVCP and then MRNSW in acknowledgement of his willing assistance and commitment,” he said.

“Rex also was a skilled signwriter. Unfortunately, we lost much of his work when our former base was destroyed by fire in 2013.

“His talent as a model builder is still on display, however, in the model of HMS Belfast, which Rex restored after the family of another member donated it to the unit upon his death.”

Commissioner Tannos thanked the State Government and members of the boating community for their ongoing financial support for the organisation’s 3,000-plus volunteers and their vital work.

“Thank you, too, to the local residents and holiday makers whose support enabled the volunteers from Ulladulla to raise $60,000 towards the cost of this boat,” he said.

“The boat is equipped with a suite of search and rescue, navigation and advanced first aid equipment, including a cardiac defibrillator and oxygen kit. It is powered by two 150HP Suzuki 4-stroke outboards, with a top speed of 35 knots.”


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