Central Coast 30 headed down from our Terrigal Haven base to our Point Clare base yesterday due to the forecasted weather. 📸📸 Duncan Coles Unit Commander
ROAD CLOSURE - OCEAN VIEW DR, WAMBERAL Time / Date: 11:00 to 16:00 Monday 20/7 Please be advised that the Central Coast Emergency Operations Centre are facilitating access to houses along Ocean View Drive at Wamberal that have been affected by coastal erosion. From 12.30pm to 2.30pm today (Monday 20/7) residents have been authorised to access their properties. Central Coast Council will also be securing the properties with fencing and signage during this time. From 11am today, Ocean View Drive will be closed to through traffic. Residents and persons assisting residents will be permitted to access Ocean View Drive. Ocean View Drive will be closed between Terrigal Drive and Old Gosford Road. Any residents who require access to Ocean View Drive will need to do so via the Northern end of the roadway and via the Western tributary roads. There will be no access to Ocean View Drive from Terrigal Drive. It is expected that restrictions to Ocean View Drive will continue to around 4pm today. It is expected to impact on traffic in the area so please avoid the area and consider alternative routes. ... See more
Clean up crews led by NSW Maritime are back out on the beaches and bays of NSW after several confirmed sightings of more debris from the APL England shipping container incident that occurred in May. NSW Maritime A/ Executive Director Alex Barrell said teams to the north and south of Sydney were responding after members of the public sent through pictures and alerted the hotline late yesterday and this morning. “We have multiple teams now cleaning up the shipping container parts, face masks and plastic food containers which have recently washed up at Cronulla and Boat Harbour, and around the Royal National Park at Burning Palms, Garie and Era Beaches,” Mr Barrell said. “Additionally, there are also confirmed reports of debris coming ashore at Forresters Beach and Maitland Bay on the Central Coast and as far away as Lord Howe Island. “Sea conditions along with recent wild weather appear to have stirred up containers on the ocean floor. “Skippers should remain vigilant and keep a proper lookout as there is now a greater possibility of encountering container pieces that are submerged, semi-submerged or floating.” Modelling is being used to determine likely impacts with increased inspections being carried out as a result. Mr Barrell said while the reports of debris and containers had slowed considerably in recent weeks, clean up resourcing would be maintained as part of the NSW Government’s commitment and responsibilities in protecting the coastline. “NSW Maritime will continue to maintain the capability to quickly mobilise crews when notified about debris by members of the community,” he said. The container ship APL England lost 50 containers 73 kilometres off Sydney in waters around two kilometres deep on May 24. Debris started to wash ashore two days later. Members of the public who find debris or see containers are asked to call 13 12 36 (Option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org ... See more
Marine Rescue NSW has today signed a major new communications agreement to underpin our work to save lives on the water. The agreement is for the development of a new robust and stable Telstra communications platform to ensure that when a boater is in trouble on the water, our crews will get the call to action fast. Commissioner Stacey Tannos and Chief Financial Officer Todd Andrews signed the agreement with Managing Director Vivek Trivedi and Sales Director Niten Devalia, of Exigo Tech Pty Ltd, Telstra Platinum partners, who will manage the network project. The project also includes an upgrade to the mobile network by Telstra Platinum Mobility partner, MobileCorp, led by Sales Director Gavin Lo. Commissioner Tannos said the exciting project would provide the service with essential communications surety. “We work closely with Telstra and our technology partners ExigoTech Pty Ltd and MobileCorp to ensure we have reliable networks and IT solutions, so we can be certain we can activate our crews, answer boaters’ calls for help and access our online vessel tracking and other systems 24/7,” he said. “Every minute can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency on the water. “So we need absolute confidence that we can not only answer distress calls from boaters caught in a potentially life-threatening situation but also that we can immediately call out our crews to get on the water." Mr Devalia welcomed the new agreement. “The agreement made today marks the beginning of a project that was driven from a conversation about how we can ensure a more reliable, secure and agile approach to the way MRNSW engages with its communication and network across all sites,” he said. “Working with Telstra, we will be able to deliver a service that will not only meet today’s requirements but pave the way for an adaptation to technology and innovation. "We look forward to building a strong relationship with such an honourable organisation that’s dedicated to helping save lives.” The new agreement is for the development of a communications platform to support all the service’s communications needs, including phones, internet data and even satellite links for our newest unit, on Lord Howe Island. The project will see a suite of standard new telephone hardware and connection devices rolled out to every one of the 45 MRNSW units along the NSW coastline and on the Alpine Lakes, Murray River and Lord Howe Island. Importantly, it provides all our units with NBN, and Telstra LANES 4G back-up, meaning they will have priority access to the network in peak traffic periods and 24/7 priority support to repair and manage outages. Earlier this year, members of Marine Rescue Middle Harbour demonstrated our volunteers’ rescue capability and around-the-clock community service to representatives of both Telstra and Exigo Tech. Under cloudy skies over Sydney Harbour, it was a great way for the tech company team members to learn more about MRNSW expertise, roles and responsibilities and how they can help support our mission to save lives on the water. ... See more
On Sunday 28th June 2020 Skipper Peter Alderton, and his crew Hernan Ratto and Doug Fitzgerald were tasked to assist a vessel near Rileys Island. They were soon under way on board CC 21. Once they were on scene the skipper of the runabout advised that he believed his boat had a clogged fuel line and would appreciate a tow back to the public wharf at Empire Bay. At around 4pm, the same crew were again tasked to assist a boater in trouble, again quickly underway on board CC 21, heading for the Saratoga Sailing Club. Once on scene, they found the vessel with one adult and two children on board. The skipper of the vessel advised that his outboard wouldn’t go into gear and he required a tow to the ramp at Saratoga. Peter manoeuvered CC 21 as close to shore as he could while making sure not to run aground. Once he had positioned it as close as he could, his crew gave the distressed vessel a push towards the ramp and the skipper on board used an oar to get it the rest of the way to shore. The crew of CC 21 then returned to the Point Clare base. ... See more
On Saturday 27th June Skipper Phil Page and his crew Andrew McKellar and Trevor Phipps were patrolling Brisbane Water on board Rescue Vessel Central Coast 21 (CC21). At around 10am the crew of CC21 were flagged down by the crew on board a runabout while heading down Paddy’s Channel. When CC21 pulled alongside the runabout the people on board advised that the master of the runabout had collapsed over the helm and lost consciousness for around half a minute. He was transferred from the runabout to the rescue vessel, as he was being transferred to CC21 the people on board the runabout advised our crew members that they had made a 000 call and requested and ambulance to meet at Koolewong ramp. CC21 arrived at Koolewong soon after, and once the ambulance arrived the patient was handed over to them, where he was assessed and taken to hospital for further assessment. Once the hand over was complete the crew of CC21 continued their patrol of the local area. 📸📸File Photo of CC21📸📸 ... See more
Our new vessel, Lord Howe 40. The 16m boat is the retired Marine Area Command - NSW Police Force vessel, Fearless. It was acquired by MRNSW in February, travelling north to Port Macquarie, where it has undergone a major overhaul at Birdon Marine. With MRNSW Fleet Manager Kelvin Parkin and Director of Operations Andrew Cribb on board, the new-look LH 40 has today left the Birdon workshops, proudly wearing its new Marine Rescue NSW livery. Work on the vessel has included gutting the interior, building a new wheelhouse console, renewing the flybridge console, installing a full suite of Raymarine electronics, a mechanical overhaul and removing, inspecting and aligning the shafts and propellers. It has now travelled to the Port Macquarie Marina, where it will be based in coming weeks during its comprehensive sea trials and preparations before heading to the island, 650km due east of the Mid North Coast. Representatives of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, technicians from Barrenjoey Marine Electrics and Birdons are also on board. ... See more
We get some interesting visitors down at the Point Clare base. Thanks David for the photos.
Some great photos from the SAREX held at Terrigal yesterday. Well done to all involved.
Time to take a breath after a big weekend. Many thanks need to go out to many people who worked so hard to plan, prepare and execute the SAREX. It was a great exercise in inter-unit collaboration. For all those involved, and for those that missed out this time, the door is always open at Terrigal Haven. Stay safe. ... See more
Central Coast 30 returning to Terrigal Haven with a vessel in tow, just on sunset, after a 7 hour retrieval from 30 miles out.
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