Australia Day Rescue
At about 2pm on Australia Day afternoon, Marine Rescue Central Coast radio operators received a phone call from the skipper of a 5.5m centre console with a flat battery. The skipper who was anchored off West Head with 5 people on board requested a jump start.
Rescue vessel Central Coast 21 with Skipper Norm Smith and his crew, Ken Sharp, Ted Leeson and Robert M Smith were soon on their way.
It was a steady trip through Broken Bay with a 2.5m swell, CC21 soon had the centre console in their sights and thankfully the skipper had deployed his V Sheet to make the search much easier. The crew of CC21 attempted to jump start the stricken vessel however the engine would not kick over.
The crew on board CC21 quickly set up a tow and started the slow journey back to Pretty Beach boat ramp, arriving at the ramp at roughly 4:20pm.
A big thank you to our radio operators and boat crews for giving up their time to serve our local community.
And remember if you’re heading out on the water check your safety gear and log on and off with you local Marine Rescue NSW Unit