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Big day for Marine Rescue Newcastle unit

The 27th of June was a special day for Marine Rescue Newcastle with the commissioning of rescue vessel Newcastle 30, which now proudly bears the name ‘Ron Calman’ in honour of the unit’s long-serving and dedicated Unit Commander.

The day also saw the turning of the first sod for the unit’s new $2 million base by the Honourable Taylor Martin MLC Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, and Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Todd Andrews.

Other guests in attendance included Marine Rescue NSW Director Hunter Central Coast Jim Wright ESM, The Reverend Garry Dodd Senior Chaplain to the Port of Newcastle who blessed the vessel, Councillor Jennie Barrie from Newcastle City Council and Marine Rescue Zone Commander Central Darren Schott who acted as the Master of Ceremonies.