VF1 Frankston

Flotilla Location

Flotilla Contact Details

VF1 Frankston
Mechanics Institute
1A Plowman St
Frankston, Victoria 3199

OPEning hours / Radio Monitoring Hours

Weekdays: Closed

Weekends: 0800 to 1700

frequencies monitored

27mhz: 88

VHF: 16 & 67

call sign

Call Sign: VMR371

Call Sign Name: Coast Guard Frankston

flotilla information

Flotilla operating hours:

Training: Mondays – 1900-2100.
Flotilla meeting: 3rd Wednesday of every month – 1930.
Interested visitors are welcome.

CG01 (Rescue Vessel) is on patrol on weekends and public holidays from sunset to sunrise.

Crew are on standby 24/7 for Search and Rescue. Crew are activated by pagers and coordinated by Coast Guard Melbourne under the direction of water police.

Area covered:

Coast Guard Frankston patrols the south east part of Port Phillip approximately 70 sq. Nautical miles. However VF1 are not bound to those perimeters, such as responding to a Search and Rescue incident or assisting another Coast Guard vessel in other parts of the bay. Our second response and support vessel can be transported across the state to aid for further emergencies. It is often used in Western Port.

Vessels and equipment:

VF1 have two rescue vessels.

CG01 is our primary response vessel CG01 is an 8.3m Promarine aluminium vessel with 2 x 200hp Suzuki outboards and is located at a mooring in Patterson River. This vessel is used for regular patrols, Search and Rescue, special events and training. It is equipped with state of art equipment such as: GPS/chart plotter, Radar and Infrared camera. CG01 is also equipped with a fire pump to fight marine fires. CG01 top speed can do in excess of 30 knots.

CG201 is our inshore rescue vessel. CG 201 is a 5m Naiad Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat, it has 2 x 90hp Suzuki outboards. CG 201 is on standby at VF1 Headquarters. CG201 is easily transportable, allowing the vessel to respond to other assists around the state in support of other flotillas.

Mobile 401 is our emergency vehicle. It is a Nissan Patrol 4WD. It is primarily used for as our towing vehicle for CG 201.

ESU 601 is our equipment trailer.

Average number of boat crew: 30.