6) As vantagens do jet ski waverunner para salvar vidas
WaveRunners, an outstanding tool
Surf Life Saving Australia
SLSA, a volunteer organization with a 100-year history.
A life saving organization composed of mostly
volunteers since 1907.
Long history, good performance record and organization make
it vastly popular Australian people.
A pioneer of life saving activity worldwide.
In addition to the traditional rescue operation
relying heavily on manpower, it has of late steadily introduced
mechanical equipment such as rubber boats and helicopters.
PWC is expected to be main equipment for the operation in
Merits of using
PWC for life saving
Merits of PWC
1) Better mobility and operability in rough weather and water.
2) Absence of projections such as impeller and tiller enhances
safety when nearing swimmers.
3) High speed enables rapid approach to the drowned.
4) Better controllability makes the approach easier to the
5) Good water tightness ensures easy recovery in case of a
6) Compact body requires smaller keeping space.
Merits of rescue sled
1) No steps from the water surface make the climb and pulling
up onto the sled easier.
2) Light and soft material ensures easy handling and provides
WaveRunner as a craft for rescue
- O jet ski WaveRunner como uma embarcação para
The rescue-use WaveRunner is mounted rear-first
on a special trailer for quicker launching in rescue operations.
The rescue approach is made with care to avoid other swimmers,
and when reached, the rescue victim is pulled up on the rescue
sled and towed back to the beach.
Depending on where there are unconscious swimmers, two lifesavers
may participate in the rescue operation.
This is the SLSA rescue-use WaveRunner
Presently, SLSA uses a specially outfitted
version of the Yamaha WaveRunner XL 700.
Here is an example of a Rescue Water Vehicle used by SLSA
and supplied by the dealership, Northcoast Jet-Ski at Maroochydore,
A high-buoyancy mat is attached to the rear of the WaveRunner
to put the person being rescued on.
A study 3-point attachment is used to ensure stability on
Straps are attached to both sides of the WaveRunner hull.
By providing a place for people to hold on, more people can
be rescued at once than with the rescue sled alone.
To accommodate frequent use on sand beaches, a protective
material is added on the hull bottom to prevent scratching.
A special reverse mounting system is adopted with the bow
facing the rear.
This design enables quicker launching by just releasing the
straps and pushing the craft straight into the water.
Attached to the hull with Velcro, this
tube can be easily detached and thrown to a person in the
A wear guard material is applied to the
stem of the craft to prevent friction with the rescue sled
from damaging the FRP hull.