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Today's crew training session, turned into two calls for assistance, within half an hour. The first vessel, a 40ft sail mono, had its gearbox break and required a tow from Tascott to Koolewong. The next call, was some people just off Pelican Island in Woy Woy, who's motor would not start and they were towed to Gosford Boat Ramp. Thanks to all involved! 🛥️🚤 ... See MoreSee Less
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Severe flooding over widespread areas of coastal NSW and debris creating hazards on waterways in the floods' aftermath forced boaters to stay put on shore during much of March.Marine Rescue NSW crews were still out on the water, however, performing flood support operations, while also maintaining our core services to rescue boaters who did venture out but found themselves in trouble.Our crews steered their vessels down flooded rivers and streets and over fields and parkland to evacuate residents and their pets from homes and caravan parks, rescue two men stuck in a tree, transfer people for medical attention, help manage safety on waterways as boats washed off moorings and jetties and assist local authorities to inspect and repair vital community infrastructure.In all, crews conducted 346 missions over the month, returning 887 people, including 47 children, to safety. Of these, 54 per cent of were caused by flat batteries, engine failure and fuel problems. Twenty-one boats capsized and 20 ran aground. Two Maydays were received.The most common boats rescued were runabouts (120), various sailing vessels (40) and cruisers (29), with 20 jet skis also in need of help. Seventy-five were cruising when they ran into trouble and 71 fishing. ... See MoreSee Less
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Here’s an update to the post we shared last night. ... See MoreSee Less
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A crew from Marine Rescue Hawkesbury is responding to a report of a small yacht aground between Pearl Beach and Patonga with three people on board.The boaters have activated their EPIRB. A Marine Area Command - NSW Police Force vessel from Broken Bay and rescue helicopter also are responding. ... See MoreSee Less
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