Clarence News & Info

New marine rescue boat built on North Coast sea trialed on Clarence River

The construction by Harwood Marine on the Clarence River of a new $850,000 rescue vessel for Marine Rescue Jervis Bay, Jervis Bay 40, is now complete, with the new vessel undergoing sea trials on the Clarence River and offshore this week.

Marine Rescue NSW fleet manager Kelvin Parkin has overseen the trials which were undertaken in conjunction with the builder by Harwood Marine.

A 13.5-meter monohull, the new Jervis Bay 40 is one of a new generation of Marine Rescue NSW super boats being delivered to some of the State’s busiest and most popular waterways as our fleet muscles up.

Built on the North Coast by Harwood Marine, it is part of Marine Rescue’s commitment to build rescue boats in New South Wales and support local jobs and industry.

Mr. Parkin said, “Jervis Bay 40 has been designed for offshore rescues in rough conditions and includes features such as shock mitigating seats, a flybridge for additional vision during searches, and extensive underfloor storage.”

“Jervis Bay 40 is one of 38 new rescue vessels funded by a $37.6 million four-year State Government investment to support the vital, life-saving work of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers.”

“It is due to arrive in its new home on Jervis Bay in the next month and will be a significant upgrade over the unit’s current boat, improving the unit’s search capability and supporting crew comfort and endurance, which in turn will boost boating safety for the region.”

Please find a link to drone and on-water video as well as information on the sea trial of a locally built new rescue boat for Marine Rescue NSW.