RESCUE VESSELS:

Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad has two Naiad rescue vessels, built by Kirby Marine in Western Australia.

 With their shallow draft, these vessels are ideal for use around the sand bars at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay. They also have the strength and stability to cope with the rough conditions often experienced both inside the Bay and out into Bass Strait.

10m Naiad Rescue Vessel – Southern Peninsula One

This vessel was delivered in December, 2011 and is permanently moored on a Custom Float at the Blairgowrie Marina. The float eliminates the need for anti-fouling and regular cleaning of the hull.

Specifications:

  • Length 10 metres 
  • 2 x Sanshin remote search lights 
  • Beam 3.2 metres
  •  Forward Looking Infrared Camera
  •  Draft 55 cms 
  •  2 x Furuno multifunction displays
  •  Weight 3900 kgs
  • Furuno GPS Receiver
  •  Fuel Capacity 750 litres
  •  Radar
  •  Powered by 2 x 300 hp Suzuki Outboards
  •  AIS
  •  Top speed 47 knots
  •  2 x Icom VHF Radios
  •  Cruising speed 30 knots
  •  GME 27 meg radio
  •  Tow Pole
  •  Icom UHF radio
  •  Furuno Loudhailer
  •  Iphone

Rescue Boats at Jetty Resized

7.5m Naiad Rescue Vessel – Southern Peninsula Two

This vessel was delivered in July 2014 and is also permanently moored on a Custom Float  in the Blairgowrie Marina.

Specifications:

  • Length 7.5 metres 
  •  Forward Looking Infrared Camera
  •  Beam 2.7 metres
  •  2 x Furuno multifunction displays
  •  Draught 0.55 metres
  •  Furuno GPS Receiver
  •  Weight 3800 kgs (On trailer)
  •  Radar
  •  Fuel capacity 300 litres
  •  AIS
  •  Powered by 2 x 175hp Suzuki Motors
  •  2 x Icom VHF Radios
  •  Top speed 45 knots
  •  GME 27 meg Radio
  •  Cruising speed 28 – 30 knots
  •  Furuno Loudhailer
  •  Tow pole
  •  iphone
  •  2 x Sanshin remote search lights
 

Both vessels carry fully stocked First Aid Kits, oxygen equipment, Defibrillator (SP1 only) spinal board and associated immobilisation equipment.