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"There is little better than a day out on the water. Whether it's a gentle sail, a blast up the coast, lines over the side, a dive to explore the bottom, or a get together with mates....
...there is little worse than finding yourself in trouble in that patch of paradise, wishing that you knew more, or that your family or crew could get you and your boat safely back to shore if ever they had to."
Coastguard looks out for the safety of every person who goes to sea off our coast or enjoys any of the region's harbours, or beaches.
33 foot keeler went aground at entrance to the channel at Ngatitoa. Vessel stuck fast with tide incoming. Vessel still stuck at high tide and would not budge. Mana Rescue 1 was able to secure a line to the vessel and eventually pull her off the sandbar. She was towed to deeper water then made her way to Mana under her own steam.
Small recreational fishing vessel lost steerage of Makara and requested assistance. Occupants were thrown about but not injured. Vessel was drifting but located quickly and taken under tow to Mana Marina arriving around 1530 hours.
9 metre yacht broken down 2 nm south of Mana Island with 3 people on board. Suspect electrical failure. Taken under tow and delivered safely to Mana Marina. MR! & MR2 both assisted.
Vessel suffered loss of power near Taupo Point/Kerehana Bay with 2 POB. Two members of public assisted owner to keep vessel off rocks until taken under tow by MR1. Water depth was <.5m and vessel suffered some rock damage to fiberglass hull. Towed back to Mana Cruising Club ramp.
This salvage task followed on from the resuce operation of the morning. MR1 carried a salvage crew and Smashers owner out to the island to do a damage assesment and then repair work.
MR1 was standing by the operation for salvage crew safety and sea support. some transfer tasks were carried out for materiel and personel, before Smasher was seaworthy and the boat was able to be pulled (astern) off the shore and the tow line transferred to the bow for a tow into safe water where the boats were rafted up and Smasher was delivered to the liftout dock.
Smasher, a 27" Pelin motor launch split its hull coming off a wave as it was leaving Porirua harbour (vicinity of the outer reef). Smasher was in transit with another vessel which stood by her
Mana Rescue1 was tasked to support by police
The owner was able to put the vessel ashore on Mana Island (just north of shingle point) before MR1 arrived on scene.
MR1 was able to confirm that the crew of smasher were safe, then start to render assistance to strip the vessel and secure her on shore and stern to sea.
A 4 metre racing dinghy with 4 POB overturned in the Onepoto arm of Porirua harbour, 2 of the crew made it to shore whilst 2 stayed on board.
Police responded Westpac helicopter, Wellington Free Ambulance and Coastguard Mana to assist.
Coastguard shore crew of 2 were liaising wih police on scene and 1 radiocoms person in our base at the mana cruising club
Can you please pass on our thanks to Coastguard Mana.
Thank you both for supporting our Club’s 90th anniversary! The weather wasn’t really on our side, but we still got nearly 50 kids in the water, and a whole lot more in the Club. The Chocolate Treasure Hunt really helped to make this the best opening day in many years, as we involved the kids rather than a few old salts. This kids went away very happy with handfuls of Whitakers Chocolate and over $400.00 in prizes donated by the club. Our crayfish auction raised around $2,000.00 for our Sailing Academy.
Once again, thanks so much for supporting our club!
Richard De Groot
Plimmerton Boating Club Incorporated
Tetega experienced overheating of engine off reef on leeds to Porirua Harbour. Drifted to Tea Gardens. Took in tow to back inside reef, some lee of strong southerly. Rafted up and took over bar into Mana Marina against breast works. Outgoing tide with 20 knot gusting 25 knot south easterly.
Young girl was pulled from the water after falling from her kayak, being unable to empty it of water and get back aboard. Episode occurred near the Plimmerton Boating Club later in the afternoon of the mid-winter swim. Her father was anxiously watching from the shore. Fortunately MR2 was exercising close by and was able to respond very quickly. No callout was received - person was observed falling our of kayak by a crew member. The girl was deliver the few meters to shore and advised to take a hot shower - the water was very cold.