SLSNT to purchase new Offshore Rescue Boat
Our current Offshore Rescue Boat, Westpac Rescue1 was donated to SLSNT in 2011 and has become a key asset for our Search and Rescue (SAR) team performing numerous rescues. Unfortunately Westpac Rescue1 is approaching the end of its operational life as a front-line asset and the time has come to replace her.
Our inaugural Red & Yellow Ball, held September last year, was a great success raising over $25 000 towards the purchase of a replacement vessel.
After considering the future direction of our SAR team and a number of vessel options, the SLSNT board has approved the purchase of a custom built Naiad 9.5m search and rescue vessel. See the photos below for an example of what we will be purchasing.
All things going well, we hope to have the new vessel ready for operation and in Darwin by Christmas. Keep an eye out for more details on the Launch Ceremony!
For more information on our Search and Rescue Team, visit our website