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News & Media

  • 11am Friday arrival for $362,000 Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour vessel
  • November 06, 2014

Photo: Coffs Harbour 30 New fast response rescue vessel for Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour

A new $362
,000 offshore rescue vessel will arrive at the Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour unit at 11am tomorrow, boosting the emergency capability of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the State’s Mid North Coast.


Marine Rescue NSW Regional Controller for Mid North Coast, John Murray, said, We plan to arrive from Yamba at 11am and the vessel will be open for public inspection from 12noon.


Coffs Harbour 30 is a 9.5 metre Naiad, able to travel up to 30 nautical miles offshore and it will be tasked throughout the Solitary Islands to the North and as far South as South West Rocks if required.


Coffs Harbour 30 will be a significant improvement to rescue operations in the Coffs Harbour area providing a state of the art vessel on call twenty four seven ready to assist the boating community. It will become an important part of Marine Rescue’s strategic search and rescue safety net of offshore vessels covering this region,” he said.


Coffs Harbour 30 is a significant investment in the safety of local and visiting boaters and also of our volunteers. Built by Yamba Welding and Engineering, it is also an investment in jobs in regional NSW.


The RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) is powered by twin 250hp Suzuki engines and can reach speeds above 40 knots (74 km/h).

State of the art electronics installed on MRNSW vessels include Raymarine navigation and radar, Sailor VHF, GME 27 Mhz and DCN marine radios, Furuno AIS (Automatic Identification System) and FLIR thermal imaging camera, along with advanced first aid equipment including cardiac defibrillator and oxygen.


Over the past 12 months Coffs Harbour members have also raised just under $24,000 for a modern air berth for the new vessel,” Mr Murray said.


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