Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad is located at Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.
Volunteers give their time for training, patrols, assistance and educating the general boating public and of course for the vital role of search and rescue. SPRS members come from all walks of life, and with varying levels of boating experience.
SPRS is always looking for volunteers who are willing to be trained in all facets of marine search and rescue. Training is provided at no cost to volunteers.
The SPRS Committee believes that having a second boat will provide greater flexibility for emergency call-outs, address some training issues caused by our growing membership and allow SPRS to better serve the annual swim events and other community activities in which it is involved.
The new boat has been fitted with the same state of the art electronic and communication equipment as our larger vessel (SP1) enabling our crew to move between vessels without additional training being required. It is powered by two 175hp Suzuki motors. A few days after its delivery, it was put to work with SP1 to maintain an exclusion zone off Point Nepean for the First Shot Commemoration Ceremony.
The boat was duly christened with Shirley Flett pouring the champagne over the bow to officially name it “Southern Peninsula Two”.
Southern Peninsula Rescue members are all volunteers. If you would like information about volunteering with SPRS, please give them a call on 0458 143 041. You could also check out the Facebook page. All training is provided at no cost to volunteers in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
In an emergency contact:
Water Police 1800 135 729
Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad 0417 038 944
Or radio Water Police Ch 88 (27 MHz) or Ch 16 (VHF)
The 2015 / 2016 Committee is as follows:-
President – Eileen Murray
Vice President -Murray Grey
Secretary – Eddy Hendriks
Treasurer – Bruce Murray