Friday, April 08, 2011

Two Rocks Volunteer Sea Rescue Group

The Two Rocks Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has been assisting the Western Australian boating public since 1991. TRVSRG is a not for profit organisation operated by those who willingly dedicate their time to provide on-the-water assistance, radio coverage, administration, finance reporting, training and maintenance of equipment
The Two Rocks Volunteer Sea Rescue Group covers the 33km stretch from Alkimos Reef to Ledge Point, with its strong volunteer base, dedicating around 7000 hours each year to make sure people get home safely.
The group operates two rescue boats from its Two Rocks Marina headquarters, with a new rescue vessel expected to be in action by the end of summer.
Our crew on the boat
I have recently joined the Two Rocks Volunteer Sea Rescue Group and went to my first rescue this week. A small craft was drifting 18 nautical miles off the coast. I joined the skipper and crew and motored for one and half hours to the stricken boat. The boat was towed back into the marina at Two Rocks. Apparently the boats batteries failed and the owners were unable to start their motor.

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