Fleet Updates
On Sep 28, 2022

BB21 Launched into Service

Marine Rescue Broken Bay

Saturday the 20th of August was a time of celebration for the Broken Bay volunteers with the launching and commissioning of our long awaited new two zero class rescue vessel.

Our event was blessed with sunshine and great guests from our community. We where excited to have The Hon. (RobRobert Gordon STOKESMP, Councillor Michael Gencher – Pittwater Ward, Northern Beaches Council, Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Alex Barrell as our official party for the ceremony.

A long standing tradition for MRNSW vessels is to have the vessel named after an influential member but we decided to change this tradition and with the view of inclusiveness and bringing the community along our journey, BB21 was named Bungaree after the first known Broken Bay Aboriginal person to circumnavigate Australia and contribute to the mapping of the Australian coastline

We had the pleasure of Hosting Neil Evers (a direct descendant of Bungaree) to attend in an intimate ceremony to affix and reveal the new BB21 name, it was a fantastic and emotional event for all.

Bungaree looks just right on BB21
Neil Evers participating in the naming of BB21
Marree Doherty of MRNSW thanked for her assistance with the event
Rochelle Ward and Debbie Glenny
Reverend Carmelo Sciberras
MRNSW Regional Director Ken Edwards and Deputy Unit Commander Andrew Majewski
Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Alex Barrell presenting the commissioning Certificate for BB21 ‘Bungaree’
Unit Commander Jimmy Arteaga Master of Ceremonies
Councillor Michael Gencher – Pittwater Ward, Northern Beaches Council
The Hon. (RobRobert Gordon STOKESMP

Latest News