Port Stephens and Lemon Tree Passage Marine Rescue to receive new rescue boats FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) Tilligerry Peninsular by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 5, 2019 High and dry: The current rescue vessel in its cradle at the LTP waterfront. BOTH Port Stephens and Lemon Tree Passage Marine Rescue flotillas are included in the list of 28 units to receive new boats. This is part of an initiative by the Berejiklian State Government. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Over the next four years some 38 new vessels will be added to rescue fleet manned by volunteers along the NSW coast at a cost of $37.6 million. This means an effective doubling of the Marine Rescue budget. Lemon Tree Passage unit commander Rick Tyler said that the new vessel would improve the effectiveness of the service. “Ours is one of the oldest serving boat in the fleet and we look forward to the upgrade,” he said. “The rapid change in technology means that older craft are left behind and electronic communication systems, radar, night vision equipment and rescue gear need to be brought up to pace,” Mr Tyler said. The roll-out of the new vessels will probably see the new Lemon Tree craft come on stream in about two years according to Rick. Monitoring the airwaves: Commander Rick Tyler at the base station at the top of Whitbread Avenue in Lemon Tree.