On Sunday 2 April the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Peter Malinauskas, in company with His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, commissioned the SA Sea Rescue Squadron’s new vessel, the Allen Phillips, Sea Rescue 01.
Guest of honour Allen Phillips was present with his family. Commodore Al Cormack opened the commissioning ceremony followed by Ops Captain Frank Miller who spoke about the history of Sea Rescue one and the naming of Allen Phillips. The Minister for Emergency Services, Hon Peter Malinauskas addressed the guests. His Excellency the Governor of South Australia and Minister Malinauskas moved to position at Sea Rescue 01 where the blessing of the Allen Phillips / SR01 was performed by our own Chaplain Matt Curnow. Minister Malinauskas was invited to officially Commission and inspect the vessel. Commodore Al Cormack then closed the official part of the ceremony.