WITH summer in full swing, Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group is looking for volunteers.
The not-for-profit group, which covers Moore River to Alkimos, has been operating since 1991 with funding from the State Government, City of Wanneroo, corporate sponsorship, public donations and fundraising.
The service is on-call 24-7, with volunteers manning the base for 12 hours a day in summer and 10 hours a day in winter.
In 2017-18, volunteers helped with 149 incidents including 29 recovery/tow rescues and 36 police-authorised search and rescue operations, and helped with environmental emergencies such as whale rescues.
They also took part in exercises with the Australian Maritime Safety Association, departments of Fire and Emergency Services and Fisheries, Water Police and CHC Helicopters Australia.
Group secretary Jan White said with more than 250 boats launching from Two Rocks Marina in summer, the group encouraged skippers to log on and off to enable them to monitor departure and return times.
“We welcome inquiries from all interested parties and encourage anyone to become an active volunteer,” she said.
“Nationally-recognised volunteer marine rescue training is provided for radio operators, crew members and skippers, and mentors are provided.”
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