Marine Rescue Assists Boats on Weekend

Small speedboat at Noonans Point with propeller tangled in mooring.

Small speedboat at Noonans Point with propeller tangled in mooring.

On Saturday 9th April around 1:00pm the volunteers on duty at Marine Rescue Central Coast received a mobile phone call from small but potent speed boat that had tangled its propeller in a mooring line just off Noonans Point on Brisbane Water. The two men on board requested that the rescue boat bring a knife to cut them free. The owner of the mooring had other ideas, rowed out from his nearby house and spent about 30 minutes in the water untangling the mess. The speed boat sustained significant damage to its steering gear and propeller shaft. Rescue Vessel, Central Coast 22 crewed by Al Howes, Paul Hanlon and Duncan Coles, towed him to Lions Park.

Another mobile phone call was received at 2:00pm from one of two men in a 4.4m runabout in Paddys Channel. Their vessel had a flat battery.

Crew on Rescue Vessel, Central Coast 21, by Al Morris, Paul Oliver and  Bill O'Brien preparing for jump start.

Crew on Rescue Vessel, Central Coast 21, by Al Morris, Paul Oliver and Bill O’Brien preparing for jump start.

At 3:00pm on Saturday (9th April), Water Police Marine Area Command tasked Rescue Vessel, Central Coast 21 to assist a 4.3m Haines Hunter runabout off Umina Beach with two men onboard. Their boat had a mechanical failure and once located was towed back to the launching ramp at Lions Park Woy Woy.

On Sunday 10th April around 10:30am Water Police Marine Area Command tasked Rescue Vessel, Central Coast 22 to assist a 5.5m half-cabin launch with a family of four aboard. The vessel was at Lobster Beach with a mechanical problem. Central Coast 22 soon had them underway for the long tow back to the Gosford Boat Ramp.

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.