Progress on new Marine Rescue vessels



Progress on new Marine Rescue vessels

Fleet Manager with Marine Rescue NSW, Jody Hollow is impressed with progress on the new vessels currently being manufactured by Steber International at their Taree factory complex.
Mr Hollow completed the first of a number of on-site inspections to be carried out during the six-eight month build period for the two Steber 38s under NSW contract.
The first vessel, to be based at Port Stephens, will come into service early in the new year, followed by the second, which will have Port Macquarie as it’s home port.
Marine Rescue Port Stephens Unit Commander, Tony O’Donnell and some of his crew have also visited Steber’s for a firsthand look at the progress so they can keep members updated “and talk about the fine workmanship and attention to detail”.
Both vessels benefit from the latest design innovations, including a flybridge, which greatly assists in marine search and rescue operations.
Steber-built Marine Rescue vessels are already in operation at Bermagui, Batemans Bay, Jervis Bay, Botany Bay, Shoalhaven, Pittwater, Sydney, Forster, Port Macquarie and Yamba.

PHOTO: Alan Steber and Jody Hollow inspect the hull laying for the new Port Stephens vessel.