$200,000 Marine Rescue command and control vehicle on the road NSW Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott MP today officially handed over a new $200,000 Mobile Incident Command Vehicle to Marine Rescue NSW. Mr Elliott joined Geoff Provest MP - 100% For Tweed, Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos, Directors and volunteers from the Point Danger unit for the hand-over of the new asset at Tweed Heads. Mr Elliott said the NSW Government was proud to support Marine Rescue NSW volunteers with additional funding for upgraded resources to assist in their vital work to save lives on the water. “The 2019-20 NSW Budget is delivering total funding of $1.7 billion for our emergency services first responders,” he said. “Over the next four years, Marine Rescue NSW will receive an additional $37.6 million in funding to deliver 38 new boats, provide new and upgraded operations bases and other facilities and reinforce the State’s marine radio network.” Mr Elliott said the modified Iveco Daily van would be used to provide critical command and control during major response operations and serve as a back-up communications system for units. “This versatile vehicle can accommodate two radio operators and quickly be deployed in urban, regional and remote areas,” he said. “It’s fitted with marine radio communications, IT and audio visual equipment and stand-alone power, including solar panels.” ... See more
This vessel got stuck on the mud at St Huberts Island. Our volunteers were happy to assist them off.
WE NEED YOUR HELP - Saturday 6th July The ORRCA Rescue team have had another confirmed sighting of an entangled Humpack heading north. Last sighting: approx 11am yesterday, Friday 05/07/2019 Last location sighted: Bermagui, NSW Today: this whale could be anywhere from Sydney north, and estimated to be near Port Macquarie by Wednesday This whale has 1 red buoy and 1 blue buoy trailing behind it. If you see this whale, please call the ORRCA Rescue asap on 02 9415 3333. Please try to get a photo or video to confirm the entanglement plus a GPS location. Importantly, please don't approach the whale. Whales are protected in Australian waters. You must stay at least 100m away at all times, 300m if they have a calf. If the animal is entangled a 500m exclusion zone applies. ... See more
Marine Rescue NSW celebrates its first decade. 10 years of service to our boating community.
AGM for Central Coast this morning Congratulations Mark Sheehan as our new Unit Commander (UC) and Adrian Davies as Deputy Unit Commander (DUC) A big thank you to Roger Palmer for his great work as UC over the last few years and Shaun Smith as DUC A job well done Our ROM Steve Raymond was also present this morning ... See more
#CCCBeaches – Terrigal Beach, Haven and Lagoon closed. Council advises Terrigal Beach, Haven and Lagoon have been closed due to poor water quality. Heavy rainfall in the Terrigal area yesterday resulted in the opening of the Lagoon which has likely contributed to the poor water quality, however testing shows this is not the sole source of pollution. Warning signs are in place and Council advises that community members should not swim or surf in the area until the signs have been removed. Council will continue to monitor the water quality and will advise when the signs are removed. All other beaches are open however Council recommends that people avoid swimming and surfing for at least one day after rain at ocean beaches and for up to three days after rain at lagoon/lake and estuarine sites. Swimming is not recommended near stormwater drains or where there are obvious signs of pollution such as litter, discoloured water, odours and surface scums (oil and foam). ... See more
SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW RETURNS TO ICC SYDNEY: 1 – 5 AUGUST 2019 The Sydney International Boat Show returns to the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour from the 1st until the 5th of August 2019. Marine Rescue NSW volunteers will be in the Boating Safety Zone and on the marina. The show, being the largest recreational boat show in the southern hemisphere, fills the entire exhibition space and both levels available at the ICC, as well as the show’s purpose-built marina on Cockle Bay. Every year, more than 60,000 people visit the show, renowned for being the largest public exhibition to be staged at ICC Sydney, with more than 800 watercraft housed within the exhibition space, and another 200 on-water vessels berthed at the purpose built marina on Cockle Bay. The event always showcases the recreational boating lifestyle plus all the gear needed for a great experience on the water. With almost 5 million people enjoying our waterways each year in Australia, this show is again expecting thousands to visit for their annual pilgrimage. There’s plenty of educational and entertaining activities as well. Fishing masterclasses, historic boats, the Australia International Dive Expo included, and on water equipment demonstrations are just a few of the many activities to be seen. The show also welcomes Transport for NSW as the show’s Partner in Safety, hosting the Boating Safety Zone where government regulators and other associations are keen to discuss how they keep our waterways safe, and protect the ecological sustainability of the marine environment. The show will be open each day from 10AM until 7PM. Tickets and more show information at: www.sydneyboatshow.com.au. ... See more
Comments are closed.