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JB 40 Marine Rescue vessel to provide another level in safety for the South Coast boating community

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In a first for the nation, a state-of-the-art Australian-built and designed rescue boat is to be stationed at Jervis Bay.

Bristling with the latest technology, 'Jervis Bay 40' will provide a significant boost to boating safety along the coast.

Jervis Bay Marine Commander Tony Dager said "It takes us to another level in terms of safety for the boating community."

"The technology on the boat will enable us to locate vessels quicker. Her speed is significant, she's rated to be over 30 knots so we can get to anyone who needs assistance much quicker," Mr Dager said.

Built by Harwood Marine, the vessel is wrapping up sea trials in Yamba in Queensland and is expected to arrive in Jervis Bay by the end of the month.

Image and Video: NSW Marine Rescue