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New inland rescue vessels and flood response trailers
« on: May 08, 2011, 11:18:36 AM »
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Commissioning of inland rescue vessels and flood response trailers
Thursday, 5 May 2011

The State Emergency Service (SES) will commission three new inland boats and two flood response trailers into service this Saturday.

SES Chief Officer Chris Beattie says the three new inland rescue vessels have been strategically located at the Blanchetown, Loxton and Renmark SES Units.

“These vessels will significantly improve the operational marine capability of those units and will be a versatile resource for responding to calls for assistance,” said Mr Beattie.

“There will also be flow on effects in improving the operational marine capability at the Berri, Port Broughton and Meningie SES Units, who will receive the redeployed vessels.”

The vessels, built by Alufarm Marine at Goolwa, are 6.1 metre outboard powered aluminium tri-hull punts, with offset aft steering console, side access door and sun canopy.

The two flood response trailers to be commissioned are a package, one containing an automated
sandbagging machine and the other flood response equipment. They are part of a 12 trailer initiative to increase the SES’ capacity to meet flood-related risk.

Mr Beattie says the flood response trailers provide a significant increase in the SES’ capability to respond to flooding, and have been strategically located so that they can be transported at short notice to any part of the State to proactively meet increased risk or respond to actual events.
Andrew Macmichael
lives at Pt Noarlunga South.

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