Torres Strait Rescue

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Torres Strait Rescue
English Title:
Torres Strait Rescue
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

The Torres Strait Rescue helicopter service (‘Rescue 700’) covers the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area. It is operated under contract to the Queensland Government by Australain Helicopters Pty. Start of operations was some time before 2003.

Key Dates

? Torres Strait Rescue Helicopter launched.

Current Status

The Torres Strait Rescue helicopter service is fully operational.

Future Plans

Not applicable.


Special Markings

The Torres Strait Rescue helicopter flies in Australian Helicopters standard white and dark blue colour scheme, with a light blue diagonal sash across the rear fuselage. AUSTRALIAN titles are carried under the cockpit. This helicopter appears to have no naming sponsor.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Torres Strait Rescue helicopter carries an Australian civil aircraft registration, i.e. Bell 412 VH-EMZ.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Bell 412 2 1 0 EMS

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Bell 412 2 ? current contractor

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

One helicopter was lost in a forced landing on 13 June 2013.


Main Headquarters

Torres Straits Rescue Service, Horn Island, Australia.

Organisational Structure

No subordinate units.

Current Unit Assignments

No subordinate units.

Historical Unit Assignents

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The Torres Strait Rescue helicopter was based at Horn Island.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information


None known.


None known.


wikipedia: Queensland Ambulance Service
No official website.

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.


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