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Marine Rescue Western Australia Awards

2020 Marine Rescue Awards Recipients have been announced

Marine Rescue Western Australia protect over 13,000 kilometres of coastline with just 1,700 committed volunteers. The Marine Rescue Awards are our way of celebrating the outstanding efforts of our volunteers who have shown a high level of dedication to Marine Rescue and the WA community.

Award recipients were announced at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Awards gala dinner on Saturday 17 October 2020.

Congratulations to all the nominees who have been shortlisted as finalists:

Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development
Thomas Knight, Marine Rescue Port Walcott

Award for Outstanding Group Operations
Marine Rescue Coral Bay and Marine Rescue Exmouth

Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement
Graham Martin, Marine Rescue Rockingham

Department of Transport Awards for Excellence in Marine Safety
Marine Rescue Naturalist

VMRWA Commander’s Award
Vaughn Ralph and the crew of Nebraska II

For more information see the Marine Rescue Awards media release.

 

Previous Award Recipients

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
Nikki Russell, Cockburn VMRS (2019)
No recipient in 2018
Jamie Jones, Geraldton Volunteer Search and Rescue (2017)
Ryan Godfrey, Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2016)
Adam Farmer, Cadet Mandurah Water Rescue Group (2015)

DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution
Zac Slaughter, Port Hedland Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Jeff Howe ESM, Volunteer Marine Rescue WA (2018)
Christine Heu, Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2017)
Barb Walton, Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue (2016) Alex Williams, Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2015)

VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations
Shark Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group (2018)
Coral Bay Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue (2017)
Port Walcott Sea Search and Rescue (2016)
Albany Sea Rescue Squad (2015) ​​​​​

VMRWA Commander’s Award
Esperance Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Volunteer Marine Rescue Training Group (2018)
Ian Stiles, Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2017)
Lancelin Volunteer Marine Rescue (2016)

Department of Transport Award for Excellence in Marine Safety
Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Port Hedland Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group (2018)
Cockburn Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group (2017)
Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2016)
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