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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Sunday 12 December 2010

Coast Guard gets a new boat!

Saturday morning Lucy took me (Dave Little) to the official commissioning of the Townsville Coast Guard's newest vessel... "Rotary Rescue".

The coast guard made a special point of thanking the wider boating community and other local community clubs, because without your support this great new rescue vessel would never have been built. Sponsorship came from Xstrata, Townsville Port Authority, Rotary Townsville, as well as the Local, State and Federal governments to name but a few.

The new boat at 14.95m by 4.7m is 1m wider, longer and taller than the former flagship, Spirit of Rotary. Rotary Rescue displaces 17t with a top speed of 28 knots. It has a fuel capacity of 2836L to support twin Cummins QSM11 motors that are rated at 610bhp. The Flybridge is kitted out with state-of-the art radar, forward looking infrared camera (thermal night vision), ray marine plotter depth sounder and automatic identification system.

It's a beautiful new boat... and is there for our safety... So please continue to show your support for the local chapter of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. AND look out for the hot chick at the wheel next time your on the water!

Dave Little