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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

Information for members/stakeholders – October 2009

NZAS Rescue: 12.5m ProtectorNZAS Rescue: 12.5m Protector

The unit is expecting the arrival of a new vessel within the next few weeks.

A 12.5 metre Protector has been provided by Coastguard (National) as a loan vessel for 2-3 years while the unit raises funds for a permanent replacement for the Waveney.  The boat, NZAS Rescue, has been in operation in Fouveaux Strait and our brothers and sisters at Bluff are sorry to see her going.  The new vessel will require a new way of operating from everyone, masters and crew, as it presents a radically different performance signature (speed and handling characteristics) from the displacement vessel it replaces.  Biggest factor – cruising speed around 20 knots (twice as fast as the Waveney).  Top speed – in ideal conditions – nearly 40 knots.  The arrival of the loan vessel presents an  opportunity for the unit to re-energize, re-commit to the task of protecting the sea-going public in our area of operation, and put Coastguard back in the public eye.

Posted by Mark Presling

Mana CCMana CCMana Cruising Club is hosting a presentation by Wellington Provedoring in association with Humminbird, Garmin Electronics and Altex Paints this Wednesday 16th September starting at 1900hrs.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 16/08/2009 - 12:00 - 14:15
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3

Paged by Police to retrieve a 17ft runabout broken down 2km SW of Mana Island. Located vessel, secured towline and returned to Mana Cruising Club.

Posted by Mark Presling

Mana Coastguard works closely with the Mana Cruising Club, which provides a training venue, a berth for the Waveney rescue boat and the portacom shed the unit uses as an operational base.Mana Coastguard works closely with the Mana Cruising Club, which provides a training venue, a berth for the Waveney rescue boat and the portacom shed the unit uses as an operational base.

Comments attributed to Mana Coastguard master Grant Porter were unfortunate and not the view of the Royal New Zealand Coastguard, nor the Mana unit.

In an article published 5th March 2009 in the Kapiti Observer, Mr Porter appears to describe local recreational launch owners as uncooperative and ungrateful.

"That's just not the case" says Mana Coastguard President Laurie Watkins.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 07/02/2009 - 13:20 - 15:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2

2 men in their fifties were unable to right their capsized hobbie cat - drifting off Karehana bay. One further male swam out to help. MOTP attempted to right vessel with a private boat. CRV Pelorus responded, stood the cat up, towed to Plimmerton boat club ramp. Rescued persons left in care of the police.

Posted by Mark Presling

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 04/01/2009 - 20:30 - 22:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
4

Paged by police to evaluate an emergency at the Mana Cruising Club's mooring at Mana Island where a 40ft launch had caught the mooring line around the propellor shaft. The owners wife was quite seasick in the northerly conditions. Decided to remove her and two teenage girls from the vessel - Skipper to stay overnight - provided him with the name of a diver. Skipper to make his own arrangements with the diver to inspect the damage and make further plans thereafter.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 14/12/2008 - 11:15 - 14:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
4

Engine failed on trying to start it after fishing at South End of Mana in a building southerly - he also could not manage his own anchor. He called his marine mechanic by cellphone, who rang the Coastguard base. CRV Pelorus was dispatched, located Aquarius, lifted anchor, took all children aboard Pelorus and towed Aquarius back to Mana Marina. Oil was seen leaking from around the propellor - ? broken gearbox. OUTCOME: All well.

Posted by Mark Presling

Coastguard New Zealand celebrated the organisation’s heroes over the weekend by announcing the recipients of its national awards.

Coastguard New Zealand CEO Bruce Reid said the Annual Conference which ran from the 12th to 14th of September, was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the organisation and the bravery of its personnel.

Posted by Mark Presling

Chris and Chris: Chris Seaton and Chris HenshawChris and Chris: Chris Seaton and Chris Henshaw



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