Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum -Experience Rescue

by Jude Timms on 7 Feb 2013
Enjoy virtual jet ski at Rescue Jude Timms
The Australian National Maritime Museum in collaboration with Scitech in Perth, Western Australia is proud to announce its latest exhibition – Rescue – opening on 16 March 2013.

Navigating through choppy swell, communicating under thunderous chopper blades, squinting through the glare of the midday sun bouncing off the ocean... do you have what it takes to be a hero?

This interactive and engaging exhibition gives families the opportunity to experience and react to high-pressure rescue-based scenarios where people’s lives are potentially at stake in land, sea and air rescues.

Rescue illustrates the technology used in search and rescue operations, plus acknowledges the vital skills that rescuers bring to each scenario via a range of interactive science exhibits.

Museum visitors can take part in ‘rescues’ as either the rescuer or casualty. By putting themselves in both positions they can learn how rescue technology works and also how the skills and experience of talented rescuers assist people in peril.

'The nature of rescue is that it’s a very human endeavor, so this exhibition focuses on the personal aspect of rescuing people as well as revealing the technology and equipment that supports the process,' the Museum’s Director, Kevin Sumption explains.

The importance of teamwork and training, something all rescuers are very familiar with, is highlighted by challenging visitors to locate a missing person using the ‘Search Patterns’ exhibit or save someone from drowning in the ‘Wave Rescue’ and Escape the Rip’ exhibits.

The State Emergency Service (WA) has provided information on realistic scenarios, lost person behaviour and the distances searchers cover, whilst Surf Lifesaving (WA) provided advice on what rips look like and how they behave as well as footage and photos of real rescues.

An exhibit which will appeal to all is the full-size helicopter simulator in which visitors can take the controls and get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene.



The helicopter incorporates some of the tools and technology involved in reaching people in distant or inaccessible places, such as infrared cameras to look for heat signals.

Other interactive exhibits include: escaping a smoke-filled room and testing different fire extinguishers on simulated fires, climbing aboard a life raft when lost at sea, navigating a jet ski for surf lifesaving and trying on various uniforms in the ‘You Can Be A Rescuer’

exhibit.

Then there is the ‘What To Pack’ challenge, where the visitor has to choose which items to take on a rescue search, depending on the scenario and environment, and the ‘Read the News’ exhibit which illustrates how the media plays a crucial role in informing the public when disaster strikes.

Recent natural disasters such as the 2009 Black Saturday fires and 2011 Queensland floods are strong reminders that rescues would be impossible without the brave people who perform them.

With just under 24,000 people isolated in New South Wales from the recent flood and storm events in January, NSW SES volunteers responded to over 4,000 requests for assistance from communities on the NSW eastern seaboard.

Surf Life Saving in NSW performed over 8,000 rescues and more than 190,000 preventative actions on our beaches and coastlines, whilst the Australian Maritime Safety Authority coordinated the rescue of over 2600 people in distress at sea during FY 2011-12.

Rescue is suitable for all ages and opens at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 16 March and runs until 14 July 2013 and is included in the museum’s Big Ticket - $25 adult, $15 child, $65 family.

Protector - 660 x 82Yamaha - F25Hella Marine - July 2016

Related Articles

The new Sealine C430 – Open your eyes to sea excellence
The new Sealine C430 is a dynamic and sporty motor boat that is thrilling in design and driving experience. The new Sealine C430 is a dynamic and sporty motor boat that is thrilling in design and driving experience. On 43 feet she astonishes with up to three double cabins, various technical refinements and visual highlights.
Posted on 11 Apr
Singapore Yacht Show 2017 – Singapore Supersized!
We’ve seen superyachts before – they come in three sizes. Big, better and best We’ve seen superyachts before – they come in sizes of big, better and best, and the interior design varies between anything from Stately Home to Ikea. It’s all a matter of taste. Now say hello something entirely different: meet Silver Fast.
Posted on 9 Apr
Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2017 revisited (ie day 2)
Back at the tables on Thursday morning “Where are the Asian government representatives at this conference?” came from the floor, along with a dialogue on whether infrastucture development should be the remit of the private or the governmental sector, comments about some regulatory successes achieved by the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association and the puzzling question of why the boating industry in Asia is very much run by ‘foreigners’.
Posted on 6 Apr
Steber hull used for new luxury vessel
Steber Intl's 11m hull used in construction of latest luxury sports limousine created by Van Diemen Luxury Craft Steber International's 11m hull has been used in construction of the latest luxury sports limousine created by Van Diemen Luxury Craft, Tasmania.
Posted on 6 Apr
Save on GO XSE during Simrad® Just GO! Promotion
You can fit boat with an all-in-one navigation product for cruising, fishing and keep more of your money where you want You can fit your boat with an all-in-one navigation product for cruising, fishing and watersports and keep more of your money where you want it – in your wallet.
Posted on 6 Apr
Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2017- talking shop in Singapore
The keynote address from Chairman Martin Redmayne (The Superyacht Group) covered professionalism within the industry Like the telephone company says, “it’s good to talk.” Whether the principal benefit of a conference is listening to speakers or having coffee and conversations with the other delegates is open to question – maybe it’s a bit of both. In past years we have commented that the APYC programme seemed to consist of overseas experts shipped in to tell those of us in Asia how to raise our game.
Posted on 5 Apr
Navionics announces functionality available for Navico Brands
Navico have collaborated to make several new features available to customers using Navionics charts. Navico, a leading provider of marine electronics under the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, and Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, have collaborated to make several new features available to customers using Navionics charts. The NOS56 software update released for a wide range of new and existing models adds compatibility
Posted on 5 Apr
Control head offers longest shifting life
Twin Disc's newest, commercial-grade EC300 Power Commander propulsion control system provides superior transmission Whether on a crabber fishing the Bering Sea or an express sedan island hopping in the Caribbean Sea, Twin Disc's newest, commercial-grade EC300 Power Commander propulsion control system provides superior transmission and throttle handling. All single and twin lever control heads now feature contactless sensors for a long, reliable service life.
Posted on 4 Apr
Sunreef Yachts launches Ocean`s 11
The Polish company, once again, proved that it is undisputed leader in construction of custom and semi-custom catamarans Upon the client`s request Sunreef`s interior design team prepared a “tailor made” project of the 60 Sunreef Power model with semi-open salon combined with a lounge area and bar instead of interior navigation station.
Posted on 4 Apr
Greenline, the hybrid yacht, coming to Australian waters
Greenline 36 the hybrid is plotting the same path as her older sister Greenline 33, which is a synonym of the success. Greenline 36 the hybrid is plotting the same path as her older sister Greenline 33, which is a synonym of the success. This latest masterpiece, Greenline 36, is made for enjoying, easy use and to satisfy any boat enthusiast.
Posted on 31 Mar