Starting this coming Monday, Marine Rescue NSW is launching an exciting new giveaway! The Help Us Help You VHF radio safety campaign will see MRNSW give away 6 VHF Radios every week for six weeks courtesy of Raymarine and Barrenjoey Marine Electrics. VHF radio is your best choice for safer boating. Every week leading up to Easter one winner will be drawn from each of the six MRNSW regions to win their very own VHF Marine Radio. Don’t forget to check back in here or Marine Rescue NSW on Monday to enter in for your chance to win! ... See more
Our unit will be part of this trial. We look forward to seeing it’s capabilities.
Our beaches and rivers could soon be safer as trials begin of a prototype lifebuoy designed to go where lifesavers can't. Not only can it help save swimmers, it will also keep rescuers out of harms way. www.7NEWS.com.au #7NEWS ... See more
Bit of interesting history.
This is the DEATH MASK of a young woman who drowned in the River Seine in the 1880s. As was customary in those days, her corpse was put on display in the Paris mortuary, in the hope that someone might recognize her and claim her body. The pathologist on duty became entranced by the girl with the enigmatic half-smile, and so he commissioned a plaster cast made of her face. This mask was replicated many times over. She became known as "L'Inconnue de la Seine,” or “The Unknown Woman of the Seine.” . In 1955, a toymaker named Asmund Laerdal created what we now know as the CPR doll. Asmund wanted his mannequin to have a natural appearance. Remembering a mask on the wall of his grandparents' house many years earlier, he decided that the L'Inconnue de la Seine would become the face of Resusci Anne - the CPR doll. So you see, this anonymous woman who drowned in the 19th century is responsible for saving many, many lives the world over. It is said that she has the most kissed face of all time. I hope you enjoyed this little #histmed tale! #cpr #histsci #FOTD #themoreyouknow #believeitornot #deathmask ... See more
There’s still a lot of debris floating around after the recent rain and storms we’ve had on the coast. Our boat crews came across some logs over the weekend and did their best to pick up what they could. Be safe out there and keep a proper lookout. ... See more
The latest – and largest – addition to the Marine Rescue NSW fleet left Sydney early this morning for a major refit before its voyage to its new home base at the service’s first offshore rescue unit, on Lord Howe Island. The 16 metre ocean-going vessel, the former Marine Area Command - NSW Police Force boat Fearless, is heading north up the coastline for the refurbishment before travelling to the small island. Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey said MRNSW was establishing the first dedicated marine rescue capability on the island, 650km due east of Port Macquarie. “Today’s voyage is an exciting step in the unit’s development,” he said. “The boat will undergo a total refurbishment from top to bottom and will emerge as good as new. The Lord Howe Island community can now look forward to their new boat’s arrival in coming months.” The monohull vessel has a range of 400nm and is powered by Caterpillar inboard diesel engines. It is today heading to Port Macquarie in a 10 to 12 hour voyage in favourable conditions for the refit, which will include new electronics and communications equipment and MRNSW livery. The crew on board is MRNSW Fleet Manager Kelvin Parkin and Greater Sydney Regional Operations Manager Glenn Evans, Sans Souci Water Police Senior Sergeant John Cox and Senior Constable Shane Steere and the inaugural Marine Rescue Lord Howe Island Unit Commander Jim MacFadyen. ... See more
With another rainy weekend headed our way now is a good time to check out some tips on how to best maintain your boat trailer.
Some great advice from our Wyong SES friends.
** FLOOD CLEAN UP ** For those of you cleaning your house/yard after floods please be aware that the flood water has contained sewerage and all kinds of nasty stuff. We have had people share photos of syringes found in their yards. We recommend you wear at a minimum think garden gloves and latex or nitrile (latex free) gloves under them. The under gloves may need to be changed often. Make sure to clean your hands & arms regularly and try to avoid using dirty hands to wipe your face. Wear thick gumboots and other safety gear Try to clear mud etc with a shovel and watch out for each other and help your community, especially the elderly or infirm. A recovery guide is available on our website at https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/media/2194/20140721-recovery-guide-print-ready.pdf As soon as we are aware of what support is to be made available to help with the clean up we will share the information. ... See more
#Repost @bagjuan 👉Hey Upper Colo (Hawkesbury), we’ve got your starboard marker. It’s on the Lift at Bronte. We’d drop it to you but the 300kg train wheel attached to the thing is a bit too heavy and the 150km round trip sounds average. #913 #rms #mothernaturemoving ... See more
Volunteers from Hawkesbury were called to assist a houseboat in distress at Gunderman this morning. Upon arrival they saw there was a large tree lodged underneath the vessel, anchor and winch. Shortly after the owner informed us that the houseboat was also used as a helipad and a chopper would be arriving in the next few minutes with a few friends to assist him. After some time we were able to free the large tree from the vessel. It’s not often we get to tow. Houseboat and a helicopter at the same time! ... See more
Is your urgency an emergency? If you need help check out below on who to call.
**WHEN TO CALL*** With the amount of calls both 132 500 and Triple 0 has been receiving we found this little chart very helpful. Your urgency is not always an emergency. If your situation is life threatening call Triple 0. To see who else to call check out this chart. With the amount of calls we have received, please be patient as our volunteers work to help everyone they can as quickly and safely as they can. ... See more
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