The SA Sea Rescue Squadron Chose The SeaPen To Protect Their New Boat!

Mar 3, 2022 | Boat Docks, Seapen

The South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron is a highly experienced volunteer marine rescue group serving the boating public in South Australia.

Positioned at the end of Barcoo Road in West Beach SQ, the operations centre has expansive views that allow easy watercraft monitoring out to St Vincent Gulf.

With boats stationed at their headquarters at West Beach and the boat shed at Lonsdale, the Sea Rescue unit patrol the areas between Grange and Port Willunga every weekend and public holiday depending upon the weather.

Pictured here is the 8.4 Nautic Star Search and Rescue. These vessels are designed for the most extreme Australian environmental conditions and perfectly fit the SA Sea Rescue.

While on water, the team continuously keeps their skills honed and updated with regular training and on-water patrols, practising navigation and boat handling. In addition, the unit has a mobile command vehicle equipped with all the equipment necessary to operate as a command centre, allowing the team to move where and when they are needed.

“The SA Sea Rescue Squadron is one of six independently incorporated Associations, in addition to the marine units of the State Emergency Service (SES) that are strategically located throughout the State. The majority of SAR operations are conducted under the coordination of the South Australia Police, who are the recognised authority under the National Search and Rescue Plan. In addition to providing a water rescue capability, VMR Associations and the SES operate a number of limited coastal listening stations around the State that provide a listening watch over marine radio frequencies, particularly the VHF network.”

As well as providing an invaluable patrol and rescue service, the unit also monitors the Coast Radio Adelaide for watercraft in distress and need of urgent assistance. They also offer VHF Radio and Seamanship training and an Ashes at Sea Service for family or relatives who have expressed a wish for their ashes to be scattered at sea.

Since the squadron’s inception, the unit has attended 5534 incidents and assisted over 11000 individuals.

If you want to get involved with the SA Sea Rescue, head to their website sasearescue.org.au You can become a member or volunteer, receive your own call sign and enjoy member-exclusive benefits.

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