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, 16/05/2010 - 09:00 - 09:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2

Kayakers required assistance from the Tokaapapa Reef (Grandfather Rocks). CRV Pelorus responded but was later stood down as another vessel had assisted them and was returning them to Plimmerton Boating Club.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 02/05/2010 - 09:30 - 10:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3

A runabout had dropped two divers in the water up near Pukerua Bay. When the divers surfaced the boat skipper was unable to start the motor to pick them up. Their VHF radio was not working correctly and so a smoke signal was used to alert other boaties in the area.

A boat nearby responded and picked up the divers for them before returning them to the broken down vessel.

Coastguard Mana responded quickly with a full-speed run up to Pukerua Bay at 40 knots in the new Protector in very calm conditions. By the time Porirua Rescue got there the vessel had been restarted.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 17/04/2010 - 12:50 - 14:20
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
3

Radio call CH 16 to CGM advising of battery failure. CGM skipper had left the base after completing a training session. Coastguard Kapiti's Pharazyn Rescue at Plimmerton Boating Club, picked up two Mana crew and went to south end of Mana Island, located vessel, rafted up and passed battery jumper cable across. Engine on casualty started. Vessel retruned to Mana Marina escorted by Pharazyn.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 17/04/2010 - 15:00 - 16:00
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
4

Vessel had shaft problem, prop slipped off the spline. Ran aground off the Marina entrance. Pharazyn Rescue was at Mana CG hut debriefing a previous callout. Assisted by lifting anchor of yacht, towing off and into the lift out dock area at Mana CC.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 28/03/2010 - 08:00 - Wed, 31/03/2010 - 17:30
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
59

Coastguard Mana provided on-water support for the Porirua Grand Traverse kayaking leg. We provided 3 support vessels - CRV Pelorus as well as a JetSki and a RHIB owned by two of our active volunteers.

We were asked to coordinate the water component of the support crew/marshals and worked with vessels from Plimmerton Boating Club and Titahi Bay Boating Club to provide coverage throughout Porirua Harbour, under the Paremata Bridge and into Paremata Harbour.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 20/03/2010 - 09:00 - 15:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
0

This event was a chance for a range of groups to raise awareness and Bunnings is encouraging charities, sporting groups and non-profit organisations such as CG to take part.

CG Mana participated by raffling off some items for fundraising and provided general information to interested parties.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 18/03/2010 - 21:45 - Fri, 19/03/2010 - 00:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2

A Wellington couple aged in their 70's are lucky to be alive after their 25 foot yacht hit rocks off Plimmerton Beach near Wellington on Thursday night.

The couple phoned Police on 111 from a cell phone at approximately 9.45pm after their boat hit rocks a few hundred metres off shore; losing power and taking on water.

The Police, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Coastguard were all sent to the aid of the couple, who managed to climb into a small dinghy (in choppy conditions) as their boat sank beneath them.

Vessel of promise

11 Mar 2010
Posted by Mark Presling

Article by Kapi Mana News regarding the changes in the Coastguard Mana rescue boat fleet.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 07/03/2010 - 11:00 - 16:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
200

Coastguard Mana made an appearance for the Children’s Day Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Fishing Carnival at Aotea Lagoon. We set up a display to provide pamphlets and information on safe boating as well as taking approximately 250 children on boat rides around the lagoon. The day was a huge success with lots of happy children enjoying the nice sunny weather and getting a chance to have a go in a boat, many for the first time ever. Thanks to all the volunteer crew who turned up to help - without the many helpers it would have been tough to keep all those exited children in line! Click 'read more' to see photos.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 02/03/2010 - 23:30 - Wed, 03/03/2010 - 00:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
0

Police received a call from a member of the public regarding a sighting of a light flashing intermittently off the coast of Plimmerton towards Mana Island.

Coastguard Mana were tasked to go out and search for the source of the light to ensure that it was not a distress signal.

A yellow "special mark" was found floating near the "reef" in the entrance to Plimmerton. This mark was a research buoy that had a yellow flashing light on top of it that flashed the sequence of 5 flashes every 15 seconds.



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