Search & Rescue
One of the oldest surviving lifeboat units in the country
volunteer maritime search and rescue organisation
Sumner Lifeboat Institution Inc. is a volunteer maritime search and rescue organisation operating at the seaside suburb of Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Rescues using ‘dedicated’ lifeboats began in 1898, continuing to this day.
See the action footage from our last training exercise with Westpac Rescue Helicopter. It is a requirement for their crew and pilots to practice winching off boats at sea regularly in case they need to do it in an emergency. Sumner Lifeboat are happy to provide Blue Arrow Rescue and our crews for this.