What a weekend!
With the developing East Coast Low heading South our base took a massive hit. We have lost both our tenders, our fuel barge as well as countless other pieces of rescue equipment. The Unit has spent the last 5 years developing and improving our rescue capabilities through the purchase of specialist equipment and training. To witness the devastation resulting from the storm is gut-wrenching.
We will rebuild, out of the depths of the ocean we will rebuild and the Unit will be stronger and better prepared to cover all operational requirements. A special thanks to Welshman Building Services for their assistance on Monday 6th June. Mark and his team have become an important ally and we are truly grateful for his professional and supportive endeavours, all at incredibly short notice.
With two weeks until our new rescue vessel TG30, a 9m Sailfish, is ready for active duty this storm could not have come at a more inopportune time. The new vessel is fitted with all the latest search and rescue technology, FLIR cameras; allowing night-time search and rescue functions, RDF, plus the upgraded navionics and communications package to rival any professional outfit. We are very excited to finally welcome her to her new home at Terrigal Haven. Another positive step toward M R Terrigal becoming a renowned and competent emergency response organisation.