About Volunteer Marine Rescue Central Coast
Marine Rescue Central Coast unit has two radio marine coast stations. The first, and its principle base, is located at Point Clare on Brisbane Water. Its call sign is Marine Rescue Central Coast. The second marine radio base is located at Terrigal Haven and its call sign is Marine Rescue Terrigal. Both these marine radio coast stations operate 7-days-a week from 0600 to 1800 hours in summer and 0700 to 1700 in Winter. Radio calls after hours may be answered by Marine Rescue Sydney, as this base operates 24/7 and has extended reception at night.
Central Coast has four vessels, two are accredited marine rescue vessels, one is a Jetski and one is a runabout used for crew training.
Central Coast 022 is a 7.5m Ocean Cylinder fast response SAR vessel.
Central Coast 021 is a 7.6m diesel jet rated for use inshore and offshore to 7nm.
Central Coast 012 is a 4.0m open runabout used for crew training .
Central Coast 11 is a Jetski, used to access difficult locations such as Waterfall Bay
The rescue vessels are berthed on ‘Boat Lifts’ on the unit’s jetty at Point Clare and are ready for use offshore at all times. Boat crews are either on duty at the base or on call 24/7.
The Point Clare base is the training centre for the unit. It is located in Goodaywang Reserve at the end of Kurrawa Avenue and has on site parking. The base is air-conditioned and has it own 9Kva emergency diesel generator to ensure continuous coverage.
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