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The calm before the storm; Broken Bay Water Police out on Pittwater, The Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Waters keeping the waterways safe, conducting random drug and alcohol testing and making sure everyone is enjoying their weekend. Please make sure you check weather forecasts and warnings regularly as conditions can change rapidly. http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/about/check-the-weather.shtml ... See more
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Thanks to the mild weather and generally good boating conditions, Marine Rescue volunteers were kept busy up and down the NSW coast over the weekend. A total of 39 rescues were performed, of which 9 were emergencies, with a total of 79 people rescued. A big thank you to our dedicated volunteers for this wonderful effort. And remember that if you are planning on heading out this weekend, to carry all required safety gear, and to Log On and Log Off with Marine Rescue on VHF Channel 16 or via the free Marine Rescue app. ... See more
This afternoon while on a training exercise rescue vessel Central Coast 22 with skipper Ted Leeson, and Bob Knowles, Megan Loaney and Trevor Phipps as crew were tasked to assist the skipper of a yacht at Ettalong. The skipper of the yacht had deployed her anchor and due to the strong current was having a lot of difficulty retrieving it. Once CC22 were on scene Trevor jumped onto the yacht to assist the skipper with pulling the anchor up. This wasn’t working either so the crew on board CC22 threw the towline to the yacht and Trevor attached it to the bow of the yacht, once attached CC22 slowly pulled the yacht forward and this helped the anchor loose allowing Trevor to pull it up onto the yacht. Once the anchor was back on board the skipper manoeuvred the yacht back to its mooring. Once it was secured to the mooring CC22 came alongside so Trevor could get back on board. The crew then made their way back to base. ... See more
Yesterday morning our radio operators at Point Clare received a call from the skipper of a vessel with electrical problems at White Horse Beach. The skipper requested a tow back to Lions Park Woy Woy. Rescue vessel Central Coast 21 with skipper Phil Page, and Hernan Ratto, Doug Fitzgerald and Trevor Phipps as crew were on the water training at the time and was tasked to assist. The crew on board CC21 quickly had the vessel under tow and safely returned it to Lions Park. ... See more
Four men have been returned safely to shore after their boat sank 20 nautical miles off Sydney Heads this morning in an emergency that demonstrated the safety value of VHF marine radio. The boaters – a father and son and two mates - had been on a fishing trip when one of their 8m boat’s engines stopped. When they went to investigate, they found the engine bay rapidly filling with water. The men began bailing but realising they couldn’t keep up with the inflow, made a Mayday call on VHF Channel 16 as the boat overturned and sank swiftly beneath them. They had no time to grab any of their belongings on board. A boater who was 6nm away heard the Mayday call and relayed the details to Marine Rescue Terrey Hills, before heading to the latitude and longitude the men had broadcast and retrieving them from the water. A crew from Marine Rescue Middle Harbour was quickly under way on board rescue vessel Middle Harbour 30 in response to the Mayday just after 11am, along with a Marine Area Command - NSW Police Force vessel. MR Middle Harbour Deputy Unit Commander Ben Crowther, Bill Keleher, Mick Stott, Altan Kececi and Ron Van Leer were on board MH 30, with Dean Mills providing communications support at the unit’s base at The Spit. DUC Crowther said conditions had been unpleasant: a 1.5-2m swell and choppy between the swell. He said on arrival at the scene, the police had determined the conditions were not suitable to transfer the four men from the recreational boat, which had then returned them to shore. The crew of Middle Harbour 30 remained on location to calculate the drift of the sunken boat so MR Terrey Hills could broadcast Securite warnings to alert other boaters in the vicinity to keep watch for the navigational hazard, before returning through the Heads about 3pm. Discovering the four men had been delivered to the Middle Harbour Yacht Club, near the Middle Harbour base, the crew then located the men and ferried them back to the Roseville boat ramp, returning to base just before 4.30pm. MRNSW Greater Sydney Regional Operations Manager Glenn Evans thanked the boater who had gone to the men’s rescue. “This emergency highlights the safety benefits of VHF marine radio,” he said. “We always encourage boaters to leave their radio on VHF Channel 16 so if a boater nearby is in trouble and calls for help, they can go to their aid while rescue crews are on the way. “The men on board the sinking boat did the right thing to maximise their chances of being rescued – they made a Mayday call on VHF 16 and gave their accurate coordinates so not only the emergency services but also the Good Samaritan boater knew where to locate them.” He said the MR Middle Harbour crew had responded rapidly and their skill in calculating the drift of the overturned boat in the current had helped keep other boaters safe. Add to Your Post ... See more
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The team here at OLDSALT made a $500 donation to Marine Rescue Central Coast last Thursday. Thank you to everyone that has purchased an OLDSALT T-Shirt as its you that has made this possible.
On Friday night our volunteers had a late night call out over at The Haven. Central Coast 30 with Skipper Darren Wright, Crew Ian Harrod and Czes Lawicki were tasked. The two persons on board the distressed vessel were very grateful for the assistance after their fishing adventures were cut short. #volunteerssavinglivesonthewater #terrigalhaven ... See more
KEEP YOUR BEST MATE ON THE WATER IN TOP SHAPE It's finally the October Long Weekend. You're ready for a great time out on the water - but is your life jacket? Life jackets need regular checks and servicing to make sure they can do their job of keeping you safer on the water. The start of the boating season is the perfect time to check and service your life jacket - and this great website gives you lots of handy tips including the nearest place to get your life jacket serviced: https://lifejackets.org.au/ Keep your best mate on the water in top shape - check your life jackets before heading out this long weekend. ... See more
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