News

17/05/17 - Move to new HQ Building

On Saturday 17th June the group was at long last able to move into its own, purpose designed, Headquarters building.
 

09/03/17 - Old4New Lifejacket program

DoT have listed BVSR on the DoT website as a retail merchant for the Old4New Lifejacket program - click here.

06/03/17 - HQ build photos

Plenty more photos of the building process - click here.

03/03/17 - Rapid HQ progress

Our new home now has four walls.

01/03/17 - First wall panel up

Builders H & M Tracey smooth as silk placing the first panel of BVSRG Headquarters

25/02/17 - Chopper training

On this day there was a rather fun training exercise with Bristow Helicopters - click here for YouTube video.

24/02/17 - Nice Slab

The Headquarters building is of Tilt-up Concrete construction. The slab is now in place, and 10 out of the 14 panels have been poured with the remainder to be poured in the next few days.

19/01/17 - Turning the first sod

In a milestone for Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue, a sod-turning ceremony was held earlier this week to recognise the start of construction for the Group’s new headquarters, which has been a decade in the making.
 
Kimberley Land Council (PBC) Chairman Unda Edgar and Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Commander Brett Winfield turn the first sod for the new Sea Rescue Headquarters in Broome. Looking on are Kimberley Ports Authority Broome Harbourmaster Lindsay Copeman (L) and Nyamba Buru Yawuru CEO Peter Yu (R)

Photos: Krisma May

17/01/17 - Preliminary work on HQ

We have a fence and site office.....the construction of our new Headquarters can commence.

13/11/16 - EOY Breakfast

What a Morning! Thanks to Krisma for organising our end of year breakfast at Cable Beach Club Resort. It has been such a big year and this was a great opportunity to recap and show some appreciation for the effort that we as volunteers put into the Sea Rescue. Thanks guys! Photos of the event are available - click here.

05/11/16 - Dragon Boats

The 2016 Dragon Boat Racing, deferred from Shinju Matsuri Festival due unsuitable weather conditions, was most successful with a total of fourteen teams entered.

BVSRG has always provided on-water support, but for the first time this year was asked to provide 100% of the on-water support. This exercise required a total of six boats and many crew. The day proceeded very smoothly and totally without hitch.
Commodore Brett Winfield said "An awesome effort from the whole crew in very trying conditions. Professional in every respect! THANKS TEAM!!!! "

 For photos of the on-water support click here.

03/11/16 - New Headquarters!

!!!! NEWS FLASH !!!! 

The contract for the building of Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Group's new headquarters at Entrance Point has now been signed & the clock is ticking! 

The contracted build period is 22 weeks to completion.

Congratulations to all those who have worked so hard on this for 14 years: Chris, Lyle, Col, Treasurers, Secretaries, Committee Members past & present- a true team effort, with the end now in sight. Special thanks go to Chris for his total commitment & sacrifice.

ABC Kimberley write-up of this activity, click here

07/09/16 - AGM

Meet the team for 2016:

Pictured are the new officer bearers and support team for the year.

  • Brett Winfield - Commander
  • Chris Dutton - Deputy Commander/Coordinator Safety
  • Vanessa Cole - Treasurer 
  • Aleisha Attwood - Secretary
  • Miranda Dibdin - Skipper/Memberships Officer
  • Brett Rippon - Skipper 
  • Colin Kenworthy - Skipper/Compliance Officer
  • Krisma May - Social Coordinator
  • Craig Coulson - Support Team

18/05/16 - Tribute to Sardam

Mike Burbidge has put together a tribute to Sardam, the Rescue Boat temporarily assigned by DFES to BVSRG during the 10 year re-fit of our regular vessel, Redbill II. Click here to view.