LSV affiliated Clubs and Services own and operate a number of Marine Rescue Vessels across the state. Vessels include 7 RIB’s (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and 6 ORB (Off Shore Rescue Boats).
Marine Rescue Vessels respond to tasking’s year round and assist the Victorian Water Police in any situation possible.
Life Saving Victoria’s Marine Rescue Port Melbourne was established in response to the increasing incidents, events and water safety issues arising out of the Port of Melbourne, Docklands, Yarra River, Maryibynong River and the busy beaches of Sandridge, South Melbourne, St Kilda, Elwood and Brighton. Sponsored by Westpac, the Service will provide proactive patrolling services along with routine patrols. It will provide a quick response service to emergency incidents and will work closely with the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Victorian Water Police, Metropolitan Ambulance Service, Volunteer Coastguard, Metropolitan Fire Brigade and all Life Saving Victoria Services.
Patrols will operate during the warmer months mainly in the evenings, on weekends and at high risk times or when major events are being conducted. With Port Phillip Bay lacking a traditional lifeguard service midweek, there is a significant opportunity to provide a roving lifesaving service during these critical risk periods.
A rescue water craft is a personal water craft with rescue capability. This equipment includes the addition of a sled and other ancillary rescue gear.
The use of powercraft in surf lifesaving and lifeguarding around the world has increased the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of rescuing people in distress.
Our RWC Operators also play an important role in educating the public by helping beachgoers learn about some of the dangers at the locations falling within the roving patrol area.
At Life Saving Victoria, our RWC Operators fulfill several roles, enabling the support of:
Volunteer lifesaving services
-Roving patrols when resources are available to complement existing lifesaving services
State RWC operations
– Call outs / helicopter support
– Paid lifeguard roving patrols;
– > Service coverage extending from Lorne all the way East to Point Lonsdale, then from Point Nepean all the way to Altona.
– >Patrols operating daily from Boxing Day (26th December) through to Australia Day (26th January)
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Training services e.g. Advanced Lifesaving Camp
For further information on RWC Services, please get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org