Howick Coastguard 9.5 Launched
January 2015Howick Coastguards new 9.5m Rescue Naiad, Howick Rescue 1, was launched at the official ceremony in November 2014. It replaces the previous Howick Rescue 1, which was also a Naiad 9.5 that was launched in 2003.
It is powered by a 740HP Scania Diesel driving a Hamilton Jet HJ364 Unit. It is equipped with Furuno Radar, GPS & 2com VHF radios, a UHF Radio, 406 EPIRB and has seating for 4 crew.
This is an ideal setup for being able to be launched and retrieved bow first in all weathers, and for close to shore searching.
For more information on Howick Sea Rescue see www.coastguard.org.nz/howick_site_info.html and www.howickcoastguard.org.