Marine Rescue NSW volunteers are maintaining their commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-six members from a range of units are tonight starting a new training course to qualify as Leading Crew members on board our rescue vessels. Regional Training Manager (Central) Jane Shirriff is running the training course online via Zoom. Trainees on screen come from units including Camden Haven, Middle Harbour, Lake Macquarie, Broken Bay, Newcastle, Botany Port Hacking, Port Stephens, Port Jackson, Cottage Point, Hawkesbury and Terrey Hills, with two Headquarters staff members also in class. Tonight's is the first of potentially 14 online sessions for the course. ... See more
With Anzac Day services across the country cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NSW residents are being encouraged to honour the country's servicemen and women in a different way this year. The RSL is calling on people to Light Up The Dawn by standing at the end of their driveways or on their verandas at 6am on Saturday to commemorate Anzac Day 2020. We might not be standing shoulder to shoulder but we can still stand together. Stand and Remember this Anzac Day. Lest We Forget. https://www.rslnsw.org.au/a ... See more
Ron Jackson RIP 2 years today since you left us All our love to his family and friends on this day. A very valued member of Marine Rescue Central Coast Unit
A message of support and gratitude from Marine Rescue NSW Patron-in-Chief, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Just letting you know Freds motor was stolen this morning sometime between midnight and 6am. It’s a 2015 Tohatsu 6hp serial number 15818AD. We have reported it to police, however if you are in a suitable Facebook group please share as it might appear in someone’s backyard or for sale somewhere. ... See more
Seven Marine Rescue NSW units have received a total of more than $166,000 in NSW Government grants for new and upgraded operational equipment, technology and safety works. MRNSW projects funded under the 2019 Community Building Partnership program include a CCTV camera on the hazardous Brunswick River bar, new engines and upgraded electronic navigation systems for rescue vessels and works to make docks and pontoons safer. Grants and Sponsorship Manager Mat Smith said the funding would be a welcome boost for the seven units. “Marine Rescue NSW receives valuable funding from the NSW Government and our boating community but we also rely on our volunteers’ fundraising and grants to help fund our mission to save lives on the water,” he said. “Unfortunately, our units have been forced to cancel or postpone their public fundraising activities during the COVID-19 pandemic so grant funding is of even greater assistance during these challenging times.” The units to receive funding are: Marine Rescue Cape Byron: $47,100 for CCTV camera equipment to provide vision of the Brunswick bar and an emergency generator to maintain power supply to the base. Marine Rescue Central Coast: $14,183 for a floating pontoon to dock its Rescue Water Craft and $10,163 to install new electronic navigation systems on two rescue vessels. Marine Rescue Norah Head: $26,000 for new twin Suzuki 150HP four-stroke engines for its rescue vessel. Marine Rescue Evans Head: $19,200 for a custom-made boat trailer to launch and recover its rescue vessel. Marine Rescue Port Stephens: $50,000 to improve safety by refurbishing the badly-weathered dock where its rescue vessels are berthed. Marine Rescue Port Macquarie: $5,512 to install lighting on its Rescue Water Craft pontoon to maximise safety during night operations and upgrade kitchen facilities at the unit’s boat shed. Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie: $4,750 to upgrade the IT equipment at its Pelican boat base. ... See more
Thank you to all the boaters who are staying home to keep everyone safer. As a special thank you to everyone who entered but missed out on the chance to win in our Help Us Help You VHF Marine Radio Giveaway, we'd like to help you switch to VHF for less! Check your inboxes for an exclusive 20% discount on any Raymarine VHF Marine Radio model courtesy of Barrenjoey Marine Electrics. When the time comes to head back out on the water, you’ll be ready to make every journey safer. ... See more
Happy Easter from us all at Marine Rescue NSW. Staying home may not be the way you usually spend Easter and it’s certainly an unusual experience for our volunteers. We hope you and your families are all staying healthy, staying safe and staying home this weekend. Thank you for helping to protect our volunteers. If it is essential for you to be out on the water, please remember to Log On and Log Off with Marine Rescue NSW, ensure everyone on board wears life jackets and remember to observe not only the usual boating rules but also the new COVID-19 social distancing requirements. In an emergency, call for help on VHF Channel 16 or Triple Zero (000). Remember, everyone’s safer when everyone stays home. ... See more
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Help Us Help You VHF Marine Radio Giveaway and congratulations to our final winners Ted D (Greater Sydney), Billy E (Hunter Central Coast), David M (Mid North Coast), Jennifer G (Monaro), Peter S (Illawarra), Rodney B (Northern Rivers). While we're all safer right now at home, we can report that since we kicked off our giveaway in March we have had more than 3,000 entries and 36 more vessels across NSW will soon boast VHF marine radios on board, helping them stay safer on the water once life has gone back to normal. Everyone is a winner when we're all safe. With a discount for all competition entrants, you can join our 36 winners by making the switch to VHF once life on the water returns to normal. Keep an eye on your inboxes from April 14th! Special thanks to Raymarine and Barrenjoey Marine Electrics for their support. ... See more
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