Torrential rains and high winds are wreaking havoc on Sydney waters today. MRNSW crews are reporting 4-5 metre breaking waves inside Broken Bay and 3-4 metre waves at Parsley Bay on the Hawkesbury River. Crews from Marine Rescue Broken Bay, Marine Rescue Cottage Point and Marine Rescue Hawkesbury have responded to numerous house boats, large cruisers and yachts that broke their moorings and were adrift in the Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River area. A luxury bed and breakfast houseboat came adrift from near Sand Point on the eastern side of Pittwater, drifting to the western side before taking its own anchor again. A tug followed rescue vessel Broken Bay 30 from its Rowland Reserve base and is assisting in relocating the houseboat into The Basin. MR Hawkesbury took a yacht reported adrift on the Hawkesbury River between the rail and road bridges near Brooklyn under tow, placing it on a mooring, while Port Jackson investigated a barge with a crane that hit the shoreline near Hunters Hill. Members of Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking earlier carried out a reconnaissance of conditions on Port Hacking and are monitoring water levels around the unit's waterfront boat sheds. ... See more
Over 1000 sandbags made and dispatched to the community . Anyone needing bags , come to the SES HQ and help yourself #ccstorms
Terrigal crew along with virtually every other station on the coast are responding from one incident to another.
SPONTANEOUS VOLUNTEERING AND SANDBAG COLLECTION POINT - NSW SES GOSORD HQ We're in for another wet and soggy day Coasties. Sandbags and plastic sheeting will be available to pick up again today if needed from 1 Pateman Rd, Erina (to the left of the Central Coast Council Depot) SPONTANEOUS VOLUNTEERS If you don't mind a bit of rain, a bit of sand and a flowing supply of coffee, why not come give us a hand filling up some sandbags. What you'll need: - A raincoat - A pair of gloves Come on down to 1 Pateman Rd, Erina where we'll give you a briefing and put you to work. Stay safe and dry Coasties #ccstorms ... See more
The Climate and Water Outlook video provides a look at likely rainfall, streamflow and temperature for the months ahead. See http://ow.ly/LVEM50xWH5a for more detail. For emergency storm and flood assistance call NSW SES on 132500 and in life threatening emergencies call triple zero. ... See more
What a fantastic idea!!
Want a chance to win $10,000, while also helping bushfire affected communities? All you have to do is go fishing! We’re tagging 1,000 fish throughout East Gippsland and North East Victoria to lure you back to these areas and support the tourism trade that’s been doing it tough. These aren’t your typical tags – they’re golden tags and they’ll be attached to popular species including dusky flathead, black bream, King George whiting, trout and Murray cod. The first ten fishers who catch and report a tagged fish will win $10,000. Simple! Tagged fish caught after that are worth $2,000 each. But don’t cast off just yet! You’ll need to wait till the competition o-fish-ally starts when access to bushfire affected areas is declared safe. Stay tuned! To find out more, visit www.vfa.vic.gov.au/goldentag. #goldentag #bushfirerecovery #victoriafires #visitvictoria ... See more
Please check your boat trailers when you get back to the ramp. There are reports of this happening locally.
"Disgusting" and "potentially deadly" - that's how fishers are describing dangerous acts of sabotage uncovered at suburban boat ramps. #9News
UPDATE: The swimmer reported missing off The Entrance beach this morning has been located safe and well. Thanks to the crews from Marine Rescue Central Coast, Marine Rescue Norah Head and Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes. EARLIER: Crews from Marine Rescue Central Coast, Marine Rescue Norah Head and Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes are deploying offshore. The three rescue vessels are heading to The Entrance on a search operation for a swimmer reported missing off The Entrance beach this morning. ... See more
Crews from Marine Rescue Central Coast, Marine Rescue Norah Head and Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes are deploying offshore. The three rescue vessels are heading to The Entrance on a search operation for a swimmer reported missing off The Entrance beach this morning. ... See more
With extreme heatwave conditions, strong 20-30 knot north-easterly winds on the coastline and thunderstorms forecast for the weekend, boaters should take extra caution if heading out on the water. Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey today urged boaters to check their local weather conditions and forecasts before heading out. Boaters, kayakers and rock fishers should ensure they wear a lifejacket ... “they do save lives,” he said. Log On with Marine Rescue NSW on VHF marine radio on Channel 16 or the free MarineRescue app to ensure we can keep watch for you. “If in doubt, don’t go out,” Deputy Commissioner Storey said. “If you have any doubt about the conditions or your ability to handle them or your vessel’s seaworthiness in those conditions, make the smart, safe decision and don’t go out. “Don’t put your life or those of your friends or family at unnecessary risk.” Bureau of Meteorology Surf Life Saving NSW NSW Health ... See more
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