Call-out for report of vessel on fire

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Sumner Lifeboat News | No Comments

Friday 17/05/2019 11:44am – Sumner Lifeboat was called out by the Police due to reports of a vessel on fire 2 nautical miles off the Estuary mouth. The crew responded with two vessels – Hamilton Jet Rescue and Blue Arrow Rescue. After an initial search and further details from the Police, Blue Arrow Rescue was […]

Supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Sumner Lifeboat News | No Comments
Supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

On 3 May Sumner Lifeboat acted as safety boat for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter doing winch training with the fishing vessel Frontier. We got to see close up the awesome skills required by both helicopter and Frontier crews to safely transfer persons between chopper and vessel. When doing close manouevring the vessel must maintain a […]

ANZAC 2019

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Sumner Lifeboat News | No Comments
ANZAC 2019

Sumner Lifeboat Institution continued its tradition of joining the ANZAC Day Parade in Sumner. This year eleven crew, from trainees to veterans with over forty years lifeboat service, took part in the parade – proudly representing both SLBI and the community. After the service, the crew were hosted by the RSA at the Sumner Fire […]

Hamilton Jet Rescue Boat Review

Posted by on Mar 13, 2005 in Sumner Lifeboat News | No Comments
Hamilton Jet Rescue Boat Review

Hamilton Jet Rescue is a purpose-designed surf rescue boat, water jet powered and with closed cell foam fendering. Hamilton Jet Rescue has played a key role in SLBI’s ability to respond to surf and inshore rescues since its delivery in 2005. This article by Paul Smith discusses the vessel’s design, construction, handling and performance. Planning […]