THE Marine Rescue Narooma unit on last week hosted fleet officer Jody Hollow and deputy commissioner Dean Storey from the rescue service head office.
“It’s a fantastic community service that we could not do without and this is only possible thanks to hard work of the volunteers that contribute a significant amount of time and effort,” Storey said.
He pledged to give the volunteers more support for the radio operators in the form of training and resources.
Narooma commander John Young also took the opportunity to show off the unit 2-month-old, 10-metre Naiad rescue vessel that was working well already being tested with several rescues.
The new vessel is housed on the newly renovated pontoon at Mill Bay that will soon also be the home of the unit’s two Jetskis.
The Marine Rescue top brass including the commissioner will be back in the district this Friday for the official commissioning of the Bermagui units new Steber rescue craft and base in the Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.
The commissioning ceremony for Bermagui rescue vessel BG30 and dedication ceremony of Marine Rescue Bermagui base is at 11.30am this Friday at Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf.