Who Is Bob Wright?



Assoc. Prof. Bob Wright has spent over 50 years saving lives. As one of the founders of Intensive Care Medicine in Australia, Bob has recently retired as Director of Intensive Care at Sydney's prestigious St Vincents Hospital. A former Medical Director of Surf Life Saving NSW, he also received the Order of Australia (AM) for his work in founding the Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic System in NSW.

As a passionate cruising yachtsman with RYA Yachtmaster accreditation, it was only logical that his mind would tackle the difficult problem of rescuing a MOB. The development of the Sea Scoopa follows his acclaimed lecture series on 'Medical Emergencies at Sea'. Bob is also the Course Director for the hospital based 'Ships Captain's Medical Course' run in conjunction with TAFE NSW.

Bob has logged over 50,000 miles cruising the East Coast of Australia from Thursday Island in the north to King Island in the south and further east to Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Lord Howe Island. He has crossed the Bass Strait 42 times and each year enjoys spending time in the Bass Strait Islands and usually circumnavigating Tasmania on his yacht Miriama.

The Sea Scoopa represents the culmination of all these efforts together with numerous contributions from a wide variety of technical and practical experts in the marine rescue field.