AMC Search supports new community rescue vessel

AMC Search is pleased to support a new rescue vessel that means Northern Tasmania will be able to respond to call-outs from vessels in distress nearly four times quicker.

July 03, 2018

On 1st July, the not-for-profit Tamar Sea Rescue launched their new vessel, the 9.0m Naiad Offshore Rescue Vessel, which is rated for 30 nautical miles offshore and will serve Northern and North East Tasmania.

AMC Search was pleased to attend the launch and to contribute to such a vital community service said CEO, Dean Cook.

“Tamar Sea Rescue provides a crucial search and rescue service and has to-date been involved in the recovery of 27 vessels and the rescue of the numerous people onboard.

“AMC Search is delighted to be involved in helping realise this fantastic new Naiad vessel, whose speed and range will significantly enhance the capabilities of this volunteer-led service.”

Tamar Sea Rescue operations manager Matthew O’Neil said the community financial support was invaluable.

“If it hadn’t been for the community, we wouldn’t have got there,” he said. “It’s basically been just donations and grants.”

Tamar Sea Rescue is a not for profit organisation whose primary role is to ensure the safety of recreational vessels in the North and North East region of Tasmania.

Watch a video of the new vessel (YouTube).