For those thinking about taking a boat out or engaging in other water activities - as applies to everyone in NSW at the moment - if you don’t need to leave your home, stay home. A ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home to use your boat could be to: 1. exercise (e.g. kayaking/sailing/paddling/fishing etc); 2. get to and from work, where the work cannot reasonably be performed from home; 3. get groceries; and 4. provide assistance, care or support to an immediate member of your family. Socialising or cruising on the water is not a reasonable excuse. If you have a reasonable excuse to leave your home, social distancing rules always apply – including at the boat ramp and on your boat. Skippers must also remember their other safety responsibilities regarding safety equipment, alcohol consumption, keeping a proper lookout and proceeding at a safe speed. For the latest information about boating during COVID-19, please visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/covid-19-update.html ... See more
This Easter, the safest thing for everyone to do as we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home. Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos and our volunteers are appealing to boaters to help protect their own and our members' health by doing just that: Stay Safe. Stay Home. We all look forward to life on the water returning to normal but in the meantime, we're all in this together. ... See more
March 2020 in Numbers In March, our volunteers performed 206 rescues, 59 of which were in response to life endangering emergencies. The busiest unit was Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie which launched 33 rescue missions in March, followed by Marine Rescue Port Stephens (17), Marine Rescue Hawkesbury (16), Marine Rescue Middle Harbour (14), and Marine Rescue Central Coast and Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking (13). We're grateful to you for helping those who help you - our volunteers. We all look forward to life on the water returning to normal but in the meantime, we're all in this together. Everyone's safer when everyone stays home. ... See more
No matter your vessel, everyone is safer when there's a VHF Marine Radio on board. Right now, you're safest at home. This is the final week to enter our giveaway to help you make the switch to VHF once life on the water has returned to normal. For your chance to WIN one of our FINAL 6 VHF marine radios, get your entry in today! Enter here https://competition.mrnsw.com.au/. Thanks to Raymarine and Barrenjoey Marine Electrics for all your support. ... See more
A good reminder from our friends at Marine Rescue Hawkesbury
Don’t forget daylight savings ends tomorrow
Please be aware - The Basin is now closed and being patrolled by the NSW water police. Marine Rescue NSW recommends not venturing out onto the waterways unless it is essential!
Since we kicked off our Help Us Help You giveaway, we can report 30 more vessels across NSW will soon boast VHF Marine Radios on board! Congratulations to this week's winners: Michelle P (Northern Rivers), Kate B (Mid North Coast), Janet H (Hunter Central Coast), Lee F (Greater Sydney), Andrew E (Illawarra) and Terrence B (Monaro). We're all safest at home right now but you can enter for your final chance to win a VHF radio so you can make the switch to VHF once life on the water returns to normal. Don't forget, there's a discount for all competition entrants! To enter the final week of our draw head here: https://competition.mrnsw.com.au/ Thanks Raymarine and Barrenjoey Marine Electrics ... See more
Quarantine cabin fever setting in for your crew? If you're doing the right thing and staying at home this week, check out our MRNSW colouring pages to help pass the time. Make sure to tag us in your completed drawings so we can see your team’s masterpieces! 🎨 https://www.marinerescuensw.com.au/news-a-media/colouring-in-pages ... See more
Thanks to all the boaters who are making everyone safer by staying home. This isn’t the time to be heading out but when life on the water gets back to normal, you can make every journey safer with a VHF Marine Radio on board. Our Help Us Help You VHF Marine Radio giveaway continues until Easter with 6 more VHF radios to be won again this week. Get your entry in today for the chance to own your own VHF radio. Enter here https://competition.mrnsw.com.au/. Thanks to Raymarine and Barrenjoey Marine Electrics ... See more
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