CoastguardMana

Saving Lives at Sea



Maritime Emergency?


Dial 111 and ask for Police

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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 Joce Jones
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 28/12/2010 - 21:10 - 23:10
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
0

A concerned resident phoned the police to inform them of 2 curious looking yellow objects about 600 metres off shore  between Archon Road and Shell Mana.  Coastguard put both its vessels out to look for them and quickly established that they were not in fact people on boogie boards, but in fact a newly placed bright yellow buoy.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 25/11/2010 - 20:45 - Fri, 26/11/2010 - 23:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
0

Light sighted off Titahi Bay by local resident. It appeared to be flashing and then disappeared somewhere near Titahi Bay.

Porirua Rescue was deployed to search the area between Mana Island and Titahi Bay. A large are was covered ranging from the eastern shore of Mana Island down towards Boom Rock and then a shore search from Green Point towards Titahi Bay and Rocky Bay.

No vessels were located and Porirua Rescue was stood down at approximately 23:00.

Posted by Mark Presling

Rachel receiving her uniformRachel receiving her uniform

 

Congratulations to our newest recruit, Rachel Russell. Rachel has shown a lot of dedication to complete the induction phase of her Coastguard CRV Crew training to become a Trainee crew member. In fact, she has already attended a number of the training sessions that put her on track to achieve Operational status at which point she will be awarded an Operational Certificate. Read on for more details.

Posted by Joce Jones
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 01/11/2010 - 17:30 - 21:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1

Police called us out to rescue a stricken yacht who had lost his mast.  Both our rescue vessels went out and towed the stricken yacht to a safe mooring east of Mana Island.  The stricken yacht was left on a mooring off Mana Island as the tide was too low for it to go over the bar.  

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 25/10/2010 - 15:00 - 18:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2

Yacht returning from Marlborough Sounds. Engine failed and he called Police via cellphone to advise that he required assistance to return to Mana Marina.

He continued sailing until we located him south of Mana Island. We advised that the tides were unsuitable to cross the bar at this time and advised him to sail across to the mooring at Mana Island.

Posted by Paul Craven
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 23/10/2010 - 17:25 - 19:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3

Coastguard were called by police to assist a small runabout that had broken down. The vessel was located in shallow water amongst rocks off the coast of Titahi Bay. The vessel was taken under short bow to bow tow until clear of the rocks and then towed back into Mana marina. 

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 16/10/2010 - 09:30 - 11:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2

Diver went for a dive from a 14ft fibreglass boat close to shore in Hongoeka Bay. While he was down the skipper of the boat was unable to start the engine and drifted off his anchor South towards Titahi Bay.

The skipper of the vessel made a 111 call to Police from a cellphone he had on board. Coastguard Mana rescue vessel Trust Porirua Rescue was called out by Police.

The diver surfaced to no support boat and swam to shore where his uncle found him and took him back to Plimmerton Boating Club.

Posted by Mark Presling

I have set up a page that documents the history our old ex-RNLI Waveney Class lifeboat that was sold in Feb 2010 to a private owner down in Lyttleton, Christchurch.

http://www.coastguardmana.org.nz/waveney

Have you seen her lately? If you do spot her in her new life please send us a photo!

Posted by Mark Presling

Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting for Coastguard Mana will occur on:

Thursday 16th September 2010 at 7.00pm
(Upstairs meeting room)
Mana Cruising Club
Ngatitoa Domain

 

Agenda items must be received in writing by the Secretary by Friday 27th August 2010.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 09/07/2010 - 11:25 - 13:15
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1

A shore-side witness reported a drifting red inflatable boat with no one on board. Police requested CGM to attend and determine circumstances. CRV Pelorus attended and located red dinghy with one diver on board. Intermittent engine problem but still operating. Diver had been gathering Kina and was well equiped for diving. However, near-gale SW winds and sea conditions were not ideal for an inflatable dinghy.



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