Saturday dawned with the promise of heat wave conditions. After refuelling CC21, our on duty crew proceeded in CC21 to investigate an abandoned, grounded yacht outside Paddy’s Channel. After lengthening the anchor cable to allow for the rise of tide, CC21 conducted a patrol of Brisbane Water and returned to base and Maritime were informed regarding the yacht’s status.
Soon after, a request for assistance was received from a motor cruiser with 9 people on board requiring a tow from the Rip Bridge to Blackwall. CC21 was taked and successfully completed the assist.
Two further tasks, namely a Bayliner jump start and a tow of a ski boat from Koolewong to Gosford ramp were undertaken. Then at 1755 the owner of a motor cruiser moored in front of the Marine Rescue base at Point Clare rang with an urgent request to recover his dinghy which was drifting rapidly down wind. CC21 successfully completed the task and the dinghy was returned to a grateful owner.
Sunday was also very hot and we soon received a call for assistance to tow a 5.2 metre runabout from Rip Bridge to Orange Grove. CC21 completed the task.
After lunch a request was for assistance was received from five people stranded on Lobster Beach. The jet ski they were utilising to transfer people to the beach had broken down. CC21 and CC11 (Jetski) successfully conducted the transfer and the people were transferred to Hardy’s Bay.
One further assist was conducted when a 21ft Bayliner requested a tow from Koolewong to Gosford Ramp. CC21 completed this task.
During the day the opportunity was taken to transfer three personnel to the Haven Base for familiarisation. Onshore training was also conducted for our two new trainees who operated the portable fire pump and the onboard fire pump in CC21.
Some photos from the weekend are below