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Marine Rescue NSW volunteer wins Community Achievement Award

Marine Rescue Merimbula Unit Commander Bill Blakeman ESM received another accolade overnight, being presented with the Safety Award at the NSW/ACT Community Achievement Awards in Sydney.

Mr Blakeman received the award for his innovative and tailored approaches to the safety and well-being of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers and the boating community.

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Alex Barrell congratulated Mr Blakeman for his dedication to safety.

“Bill’s commitment not only to our members at Marine Rescue Merimbula but also boaters on the Sapphire Coast is exemplary.

“His focus on operational and emergency response preparation ensures that our vessel crews and radio operators are rescue ready to serve the community to the highest standards.

“Marine Rescue NSW is extremely proud to have Bill in its ranks and we congratulate him on being recognised for his focus on safety,” Commissioner Barrell said.

Marine Rescue NSW is a volunteer based not-for-profit professional organisation dedicated to keeping boaters safe on the water and supporting local communities.