CoastguardMana

Saving Lives at Sea



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Maritime Emergency?


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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.

 

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 27/02/2011 - 14:30 - 17:00
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
12

As Trust Porirua Rescue was coming back from the Overload job they were called to the 30' cutter "Clare" at the North end of Mana Island. Clare with 2 POB had engine failure and could not make safe harbour. TPR assisted her into Mana Marina.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 27/02/2011 - 06:00 - 14:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
42

Porirua Rescue stood by the 9 metre yacht "Overload" this morning she was participating in the 2 handed around North Island race and damaged her shift keel mechanism in heavy seas North of Kapiti on Saturday. Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast units were involved in shepherding the yacht down to a safe anchorage overnight. The Coastguard Mana Incident Management Team became involved late Saturday evening and made contact with the yachts master and with members of the Mana Cruising Club for advice on getting "Overload" which draws 2.7 metres into safety at Mana.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 22/02/2011 - 21:00 - 23:50
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
8

During training a report came in of a dinghy that had broken down up at Pukerua Bay with three people on board. CRV Pelorus took some new recruits off Trust Porirua Rescue (that had been training) and TPR immediately responded to the scene.

Light was fading by this stage and finding the dinghy in the dark was very difficult as they did not have any form of lighting or signalling equipment with them, no VHF, and their cellphone battery was dying - an all too common occurance!

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 11/02/2011 - 05:30 - Sat, 12/02/2011 - 16:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
310

A diver was reported missing after not returning from a dive near Titahi Bay. He had contacted his wife via TXT to say he had found a good place to dive for Pauau and then disappeared. He wasn't reported missing until later that evening.

A search and rescue operation was started at first light the following morning with Coastguard Mana working alongside the Police launch Lady Elizabeth IV (who was acting as On Scene Command) as well as other vessels.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 21:00 - Wed, 09/02/2011 - 00:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
24

Police received a report of a boat seen drifting north from the Plimmerton area around Te Rewarewa Point (known locally as Tea Gardens) towards Pukerua Bay in heavy seas. The witness spotted the vessel from the top of the hill at Whiteraia Park and believed that it was drifting, possibly broken down.

Coastguard Mana crew members were already in the area for their regular training night and responded in the rescue vessel Trust Porirua Rescue to search for the boat. By this stage night had set in, light was minimal and seas were very rough. 

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 06/02/2011 - 08:30 - 17:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
76

Coastguard Mana joined forces with Porirua City Council's emergency management office, the local Red Cross response team and Greater Wellington Regional Council's Harbourmaster to display at the Festival of the Elements in Porirua on Waitangi Day.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 05/02/2011 - 10:00 - 12:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
4
Total Volunteer Hours: 
28

Posted by Mark Presling

The response to the Kapi-Mana newspaper article calling for new volunteers to bolster our current crews has been better than expected.

13 people attended an introductory training session at yesterday's regular weekly training night. And with another article being published today in the Porirua News newspaper (see attachment) we are hoping for even more.

Have a yearning for the sea but don't have a boat? Want to gain some skills and qualifications in marine search and rescue? Not interested in getting out on the water but have some 'down time' and don't know what to do with it? We can help...

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 14/01/2011 - 22:10 - 23:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
4

5m runabout broken down with engine and electrical failure near Grandfather Rocks (Tokaapapa Reef).

Person on the shore heard a shout for help and informed the Police. Police then put out a request for assistance via Maritime Radio and a nearby boatie went to their assistance while Coastguard Mana was activating a crew callout.

Coastguard Mana were stood down by Police once it was confirmed that the boat had been towed back to Plimmerton Boating Club.



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