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Minister launches new Coast Guard rescue vessel

by Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers on 7 Apr 2013
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The oceans and waterways around the Sunshine Coast became a little safer today after Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers Ted Malone officially launched the Mooloolaba Coast Guard’s (QF6) latest rescue vessel.

Mr Malone said the new million dollar vessel ‘Rhondda Rescue’ – named after Mooloolaba Coast Guard patron Michael Alexander’s wife – is a 45-foot launch equipped with cutting edge equipment ready for all kinds of rescues.

'Rhondda Rescue is a tremendous piece of maritime engineering capable of navigating in all weather and most conditions, day or night, and is fitted with broadband radar navigation, thermal imaging as well as infrared and night vision systems,' Mr Malone said.

'She has a range of more than 400 nautical miles which is greater than any vessel in the region and will allow the crews to conduct long-range rescues off the Queensland coast.

'The vessel also has the latest medical rescue equipment such as a floating stretcher allowing the Coast Guard crew and their emergency service colleagues to offer optimum patient care while at sea.'

Mr Malone commended the team at Mooloolaba Coast Guard for their commitment to the community and encouraged all boaties to take extra care while on the water.

'I never tire of meeting Coast Guard volunteers because without them many more lives could be lost at sea every year,' Mr Malone said.

'Each member of the Coast Guard plays an integral role in water safety and provides an invaluable service, and whether they’re manning the radios, preparing lunches or crewing the rescue boats their contribution doesn’t go unnoticed by the government or the community.

'And while the Coast Guard volunteers are always ready to help in times of need, boating safety ultimately is the responsibility of the boat owner who must always put the welfare of themselves and their passengers first by taking it easy on the water, following the laws and having the correct safety equipment.'
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