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  • February 03, 2019

Boaters will be safer across the Central Coast thanks to two new Marine Rescue NSW vessels joining the region’s arsenal of resources, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.


The Minister was joined by Terrigal MP Adam Crouch, and Liberal candidate for Gosford Sue Dengate to commission the new vessels today.


Mr Grant said the vessels would significantly strengthen the area’s rescue operations, and ensure all recreational boaters could enjoy local waterways safely.


“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is proud to have provided Marine Rescue’s volunteers with two new state-of-the-art, fully-equipped Naiad rescue boats worth more than $780,000, meaning safer seas across the Central Coast,” Mr Grant said.


“They’re among almost 90 new and refurbished rescue vessels delivered under Marine Rescue’s ongoing fleet modernisation program.”


Mr Crouch said Central Coast 30 is a 10-metre Terrigal-based vessel that can carry out offshore operations, while Central Coast 21 is a 7.5 metre vessel dispatched out of Point Clare that can respond to emergencies on Brisbane Water and up to 15 nautical miles offshore.


“These new additions will give Marine Rescue’s dedicated volunteers on the Central Coast valuable operational flexibility, and come on top of the State Government’s recent $37.6 million investment in the organisation – the biggest in its history,” Mr Crouch said.


Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos said the Hunter-Central Coast region has been one of the state’s busiest in terms of marine rescues this summer.


“Central Coast rescue crews responded to 50 incidents in the past two months, including nine life-threatening emergencies,” Commissioner Tannos said.


“Thanks to the ongoing support of the State Government, we’ve been able to ensure our volunteers have modern, reliable and safe rescue vessels to assist the region’s large boating community in times of trouble.”


NSW Liberal candidate for Gosford Sue Dengate welcomed the Government’s investment.


“This part of the Central Coast can get very busy during the summer months, so it’s fantastic to have two new boats equipped with search and rescue, navigation and advanced first aid equipment to help keep local boaters safe,” Ms Dengate said.



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