The" Darbyshire II", call sign AK2, is our back up vessel based in Mornington. If required, she can be relocated to support rescue operations in Westernport within half an hour. It also has an impressive list of state of the art equipment, listed here:-
Make & model- Noosa Cat 2300 Series.
Length over all (LOA)- 6.7mtrs. Width (Beam)- 2.5mtrs.
Personnel capacity- Up to 8 persons
Yamaha 2 x 150HP, 4.2Ltr V6, fuel injection, variable valve timing.
Control- Electronic fly-by-wire.
Engine management- single LCD display with advanced fuel/engine control.
Steering- Hydraulic single-cylinder with emergency lock.
Fuel capacity- 480Ltrs.
Duration- 12 hours at 3/4 throttle over 24 hours in search mode.
Display- 1 x Raymarine C120W chart plotter.
Sounder- Raymarine In-hull transducer.
Radar- Raymarine 600mm High-Definition digital radome.
AIS (Automatic Identification System)- Raymarine A500
VHF radio (medium range)- Icom IC-M505, Icom IC-M412, Icom IC-F50V.
27Mz radio (short range)- GME GX300
UHF radio- (short range, Life Saving Victoria compatible) Icom IC-F60V.
Emergency Position Indicating Beacon (EPIRB)- GME MT400
Electrical- 2 x crank batteries, 1 x house battery (lights etc), 1 x services battery (electronics),
Rescue- Radio direction finder (for locating emergency beacons). Dive gear. Spine board, neck restraints, resuscitation equipment etc.