FLARE DEMONSTRATION AT MR KIOLOA
We all have to carry them, we all dislike having to buy new ones even though we will probably never use them, but in an emergency they could save our lives. Flares are an important part of the safety equipment that we have on board our vessels, and knowing how to use them properly and safely is just as important. RTO Stuart Massey recently visited our base and supervised the practical use of flares to our members, emphasising that they should always be pointed away from the individual using them and also the vessel. Disposing the used flares is just as important as they become very hot, particularly the types that have metal inserts.
In late August Marine Rescue Kioloa was presented cheques totaling $1,500 from Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club, Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club and the Mollymook Golf Club by means of the annual ClubGrants program. This grant money will supplement the cost of installing a new Raymarine navigation system for our vessel, KL20, which will align it with all of the other vessels in the Marine Rescue NSW fleet and make it more user friendly for visiting skippers.