Offshore Rescue Boat
Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch boasts the services of one Offshore Rescue Boat. This craft is an integral part of Sydney Branch’s Support Operations Group and are on call 24 hours a day, all year round. Offshore boats perform patrols on the Sydney beaches during the summer months to further assist the regular beach patrols. Manned by voluntary crew members from the various Sydney Branch Surf Clubs, the groups rely on corporate sponsorship and community support for the continuation of their services. All aspects of Surf Life Saving Australia and Sydney Branch must maintain an outstanding level of professionalism. The Offshore Rescue Boat is no exception with all crew members highly qualified and proven in a diverse range of skills. Volunteers on the ORB patrols all come experienced from regular Surf Club patrols and often dedicate many hours to Surf Life Saving activities. The ORB is backed up by an extensive 24 hour communications network, four wheel drive support vehicle and access to other emergency services including all Surf Life Saving Australia, Westpac Lifesaver Helicopters, Water Police and Marine Rescue.
Surf Rescue 30 is located in the Randwick District “Surf Rescue 30” and patrols the coastline between Botany Bay and Sydney Harbour and beyond if required. The group is based at Malabar in the Randwick District with water access to Long Bay with and within a close proximity to Botany Bay and Sydney Harbour which is within the patrolling area and also provides alternative launching options during large seas. The group, over these years raised funds in conjunction with Randwick City Council to purchase the existing craft. The configuration of the existing craft, a 6 metre KevlaCat is powered by twin 140hp Yamaha outboards. The KevlaCat’s call sign to all surf lifesaving clubs and to the boating public alike is “Surf Rescue 30”. Further details on Surf Rescue 30 can be obtained at the following link: www.surfrescue30.com.au
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