Council has hosted a Civic Reception to celebrate the Geelong Coast Guard’s 60 years of continuous service to the Greater Geelong community on Corio and Port Philip bays.
The Geelong Coast Guard is primarily involved in marine search and rescue operations, averaging about 80 calls for help each year, however it also supports events and the cruise ship industry, and provides water safety initiatives.
Mayor Trent Sullivan presented Squadron Administration Commodore Ian Graham with a gift from Wathaurong Glass and a certificate of appreciation. Twelve members of the Geelong Coast Guard were also awarded certificates.
Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken, Councillors Jim Mason, Melissa Cadwell, Ron Nelson and Peter Murrihy congratulated and thanked the Geelong Coast Guard members for their efforts following formalities
Other attendees included West Victoria Squadron Commodore Graham Douglas, Squadron Training Commodore Gary Tomlins, Queenscliff’s Flotilla Commander Michael Donohue and Flotilla Administration Officer Robyn Tomlins.