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We had a very happy husband and wife pop into the Point Clare base.
Ryan was the lucky man the had the winning raffle ticket for our recent boat raffle (ticket number 15372).
Roger Palmer (Unit Commander) and member Ian Leafe handed the boat over to Ryan and his wife. They are looking forward to take their new boat out on the water with their children.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community that has supported us during our raffle, without your support we cannot keep doing what we do which is saving lives on the water.
Central Coast 30, our new 10 Metre state of the art rescue vessel was delivered to our Point Clare Base on Tuesday.
Members are keen to get to know her ASAP. Below are some pictures of her interior and her trip down Brisbane Water. Technical Specifications will be updated here ASAP.
CC30 being escorted to Brisbane Water by XR21 and CC11 (Rescue Water Craft)
Date Wednesday 18 July 2018
Time Commencing at 1900 hrs through until 2100 hrs
Location Central Coast Base, located at the end of Kurrawa Ave, Point
Clare – go through the reserve, past TS Hawkesbury Naval
Cadet Base, right to end of the road.
This evening is designed to tell you about Marine Rescue NSW in general and Central Coast Unit in
particular, i.e. you will find out what is expected as a volunteer and what to expect from Marine
By joining, you become part of 5,000 strong NSW-wide dedicated volunteers. For further
information beforehand, you are welcome to check out the Unit's website www.vmrcc.org.au or
the state-wide website www.mrnsw.com.au.
If you are interested in attending the information evening, please email your name, address, home
and mobile numbers and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!
On a recent Saturday morning, CC21 manned by Al Morris(skipper)and crew, had been training in the vicinity of Gosford wharf, when they were approached by police from Gosford LAC, requesting assistance to transport them to a vessel nearby, who had just reported a stolen tender. The tender, with a female on board, together with a small dog, had paddled towards the railway line, and become stuck in the mud, due to the low tide. The crew of our vessel realised the potential problem of approaching the tender close enough to get a line aboard.
Following some consultation, CC21 returned to the base with the police officers , collected a small tinny belonging to the unit, and returned to the scene of the alleged crime. Police officers rowed the tinny to the stolen tender, with the female and dog still aboard, secured a tow line, and pulled it off the mud.
CC21 was standing by in deep water, and after passing a tow line to the tinny, towed both vessels to Gosford boat ramp. The female who had allegedly stolen the tender was taken away by the police officers.
On the return trip to the base, the crew of CC21 noticed a laser sailing skiff, which had capsized, the middle aged skipper was in the water, and the mast stuck in the mud. After placing the skipper in the rescue vessel, our crew were able to right the skiff, and having received the necessary assurances as to his state of health, the skipper returned to Gosford Sailing Club without further assistance.
It was a hot day, and the whole exercise took approx. four hours.
Marine Rescue NSW and other agencies have responded to a boat fire at the northern end of Pittwater, adjacent to Palm Beach. There were two people and a dog on board. The fire has been extinguished and all occupants are safe. Marine Rescue Central Coast received an urgent call for help from the skipper of the nine-metre fly-bridge cruiser. The water police were notified and a call went out over marine radio for assistance from any vessel in the vicinity. A passing boat came to the rescue, shortly before the arrival of vessels from Marine Area Command – NSW Police Force?,Marine Rescue Cottage Point, NSW Maritime? and NSW Rural Fire Service?.Thanks to all involved.
For emergency help on the water use your marine radio or call Triple Zero.
Saturday dawned with the promise of heat wave conditions. After refuelling CC21, our on duty crew proceeded in CC21 to investigate an abandoned, grounded yacht outside Paddy’s Channel. After lengthening the anchor cable to allow for the rise of tide, CC21 conducted a patrol of Brisbane Water and returned to base and Maritime were informed regarding the yacht’s status.
Soon after, a request for assistance was received from a motor cruiser with 9 people on board requiring a tow from the Rip Bridge to Blackwall. CC21 was taked and successfully completed the assist.
Two further tasks, namely a Bayliner jump start and a tow of a ski boat from Koolewong to Gosford ramp were undertaken. Then at 1755 the owner of a motor cruiser moored in front of the Marine Rescue base at Point Clare rang with an urgent request to recover his dinghy which was drifting rapidly down wind. CC21 successfully completed the task and the dinghy was returned to a grateful owner.
Sunday was also very hot and we soon received a call for assistance to tow a 5.2 metre runabout from Rip Bridge to Orange Grove. CC21 completed the task.
After lunch a request was for assistance was received from five people stranded on Lobster Beach. The jet ski they were utilising to transfer people to the beach had broken down. CC21 and CC11 (Jetski) successfully conducted the transfer and the people were transferred to Hardy’s Bay.
One further assist was conducted when a 21ft Bayliner requested a tow from Koolewong to Gosford Ramp. CC21 completed this task.
During the day the opportunity was taken to transfer three personnel to the Haven Base for familiarisation. Onshore training was also conducted for our two new trainees who operated the portable fire pump and the onboard fire pump in CC21.
Some photos from the weekend are below
Marine rescue central coast was on duty again on new years eve ensuring that vessels anchored were not in the fireworks exclusion zone. Central Coast 21 and X Ray 21 were on duty
Part of our role on new years eve is for CC21 to tow the fireworks barge into place and stand by while the fireworks guys are on board to manage the display While XRay 21 managed the Exclusion Zone. After a bit of a task positioning the barge, the fireworks went off ” with a bang’ . Pics below.