Wharf Extension thanks to Veolia Mulwaree Trust Grant

Feb 24, 2014 by

DSC_0856Marine Rescue Sussex Inlet successfully applied for a grant to extend its wharf to deeper water and move its boat lift. This will ensure Sussex Inlet 30 can provide a prompt and efficient rescue response, even at very low tides. 

Unit Commander John Lang said the unit previously used its smaller vessel, Sussex Inlet 10, to respond if the tide was extremely low, or called in the neighbouring Ulladulla or JervisBay units to assist with offshore emergencies. 

“This splendid grant of $36,420 means we can reposition our large vessel boat-lift and also make it easier to deploy and retrieve the vessel from either the north or the south approach to the wharf” Mr Lang said. “In addition, this will provide safer and more convenient access from our vessels to the wharf for the victims of an emergency, especially anyone who may be suffering an injury.” 

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos welcomed the grant and thanked the Veolia Mulwaree Trust for its support for the organisation’s volunteers and their work to save lives on the water. 

The Trust is proud to be able to assist the Sussex Inlet Unit Marine Rescue and looks forward to this project being of great benefit to the local community for many years to come.