CoastguardMana

Saving Lives at Sea



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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 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.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 31/12/2010 - 08:00 - 13:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 2
People Assisted: 
3

Police request to assist with the search of 2 missing divers from sunk vessel off the Wellington South Coast off Owhiro Bay. Responded with TPR and proceeded to search area. Stood down off Karori Rock as subjects were located by searching helicopters. TPR returned to base.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 18:00 - 20:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1

Coastguard Mana received a Police callout for a runabout that had broken down at the Nth end of Mana Island and required a tow back to Mana.

It was a 16ft semi-cabin runabout that was broken down due to a possible electrical fault in the engine.

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.



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