Launch of new rescue boat

On Saturday 5th October, 50 invited guests joined with Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad to celebrate the launch of its second rescue vessel, a 7.5 metre Naiad built in Fremantle, W.A.

The SPRS Committee believes that having a second boat will provide greater flexibility for emergency call-outs, address some training issues caused by our growing membership and allow SPRS to better serve the annual swim events and other community activities in which it is involved.

The new boat has been fitted with the same state of the art electronic and communication equipment as our larger vessel (SP1) enabling our crew to move between vessels without additional training being required. It is powered by two 175hp Suzuki motors. A few days after its delivery on 28th July, it was put to work with SP1 to maintain an exclusion zone off Point Nepean for the First Shot Commemoration Ceremony.

The boat was duly christened with Shirley Flett pouring the champagne over the bow to officially name it “Southern Peninsula Two”.

Southern Peninsula Rescue members are all volunteers. If you would like information about volunteering with SPRS, please give us a call on 0458 143 041. You could also check out our Facebook page. All training is provided at no cost to volunteers in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

launching SP2