Esperance gets marine safety boat

A 7.5 metre former hydrographic survey vessel has undergone a full refit with latest navigation and radio equipment and been dispatched to Esperance to carry out DoT's marine safety compliance and education patrols along the Esperance coast. 

"The vessel represents a significant boost to DoT's marine safety compliance resources in the Esperance region which is known for its demanding coastal environment. With an estimated top speed of up to 38 knots, it will also minimise response times to incidents and emergencies on the water.

The vessel, known as PV10, has been permanently relocated to Esperance and reflects DoT's commitment to providing a modern patrol fleet across WA.” said Garry Wilson, DoT Regional Transport Officer.

Mr Wilson said marine safety compliance patrols were important in highlighting the need for people to make safety the priority while on the water.

“Regional Transport Officers spend a great deal of time talking to boat owners educating them about safety on the water,” Mr Wilson said.

“The upgraded vessel will greatly assist in reinforcing the safe boating message and conducting safety checks of vessels on the water.”   22 August 2011