Refit and repower for Marine Rescue Coral Bay
Undertaken for the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in the first part of 2021, this project updated and extended the life of the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) Rescue 1.
The scope of the work we undertook to improve and extend the Naiad-designed vessel’s capabilities included:
- Supply and install new collar and bladders
- Repower with new twin 250hp Suzuki engines
- Painting including livery update
- Supply and install new electronics package
- Supply and install new suspension helm seats
- Fuel and electrical system reviews and modifications / upgrades
- Fitout items including new upholstery, new carpet, new windscreen, and new canopy
The refurbishment and upgrade of Rescue 1 was completed in May 2021.
The Coral Bay volunteers are one of 37 Marine Rescue WA groups situated along Western Australia’s coastline from Esperance in the south to Kununurra in the north that are managed and funded through DFES. Another two, in Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, are funded and managed by the Commonwealth.
“As always its particularly heartening to be able to contribute in our own way to improving Western Australia’s marine rescue capability. These refits do that, and also build upon our own knowledge of maintenance and operational issues that appear in these boats over time. That knowledge helps us to continuously improve how we do things too”
Rohan Warr - Dongara Marine