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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 Steve_Rolston
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 28/06/2015 - 03:00 - 03:15
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
1

Young girl was pulled from the water after falling from her kayak, being unable to empty it of water and get back aboard. Episode occurred near the Plimmerton Boating Club later in the afternoon of the mid-winter swim. Her father was anxiously watching from the shore. Fortunately MR2 was exercising close by and was able to respond very quickly. No callout was received - person was observed falling our of kayak by a crew member. The girl was deliver the few meters to shore and advised to take a hot shower - the water was very cold.

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 01/06/2015 - 16:55 - 18:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
3

Coastguard Mana was tasked to support police in getting a person from the water in the Pauahatanui end of Porirua Harbour.

Mana Rescue 2 (5.8 m RHIB) with 3 crew and 2 police officers were tasked.  Support was available from Westpac rescue Helicopter and police on shore to locate the person.

Posted by Mark Presling

Everyone is invited to attend the official launch ceremony for Coastguard Mana's rescue vessel Mana Rescue 1 on Saturday 24 January 2015 at 1pm. This will be held at the Mana Cruising Club (map).


Come and join the Mayor of Porirua Nick Leggett, MP Kris Faafoi, Ngati Toa Runanga, members of the Wellington Maritime Police and other maritime officials as we bless the vessel.

Bring the family and have a look over this exciting new addition to the Search and Rescue capability of the Mana marine recreational area.

More details and updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/832952980110981/ (public page)

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 08/12/2014 - 12:10 - 15:55
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
11

Impulse II (40', 10 tonne yacht) requested assistance to enter Porirua Harbour as their engine was overheating.

A marine initial response assesment was completed along with a worksheet to determine immediacy of need plus best option for support.  

Coastguard Mana's available support vessel was the 5.8 RHIB, which was to small to affect a safe tow into the marina

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 25/11/2014 - 21:45 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:55
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
141

A 15ft runabout with 3 people on board broke down just offshore from Kaitawa Point (under the radio masts, south of Grandfather Rocks) just before 10pm. They were able to sit on anchor to avoid being blown onto the rocks while Coastguard Mana responded.

We towed them back to their vehicle that was at the launching ramp between the bridges at Paremata.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 15/11/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
10

A 30ft yacht broke down just after departing it's swing mooring in the Porirua Harbour channel by the railway bridge at Paremata. The engine would not restart and the 30+ knot winds quickly blew the yacht onto the sand on the side of the channel. 

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 27/10/2014 - 22:00 - 23:40
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
16

A 10 metre launch developed a hull leak whilst moored up in it's berth in Mana Marina and had taken on a large amount of water over a period of time. Coasguard crew assisted in the recovery of the launch by towing it to the liftout bay. It was safely hauled out onto the hard for inspection and repair by the Mana Cruising Club travel lift.

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 18/10/2014 - 10:15 - 14:15
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
24

On Saturday members ofthe coastguard crew carried out a number of small support opoerations,

1: Its water safety week and the harbour ranger and police teams with help from coastguard mana were providing advice on water safety. In particular our new crew man Steve was helping with the testing of lifejackets on the breastworks at the Mana Cruising Club, something in the region of 100 plus lifejackets were tested to confirm that they were buoyant and safe to use.  Some lifejackets failed the test and owners advised to replace them.

Stolen motor returned

02 Sep 2014
Posted by Mark Presling

The stolen motor has been returned! http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/10448619/Coastguards-boat-motor-stolen

Unbelievably, a man walked into Advance Marine in Seaview, Lower Hutt, yesterday (yes, one day after it went missing) and asked for the control box for an outboard that he'd just been sold. David from Advance Marine had only just been forwarded information about a stolen outboard from our Colleagues at Coastguard Wellington and his quick thinking meant that he was able to tell the man that he had been sold a motor that had been stolen from a Coastguard vessel.

Posted by Mark Presling

Coastguard Mana has been taken out of action by thieves!

Thieves have shut down our Unit overnight Sat 30 Aug by stealing an outboard motor from the back of our small rescue vessel "CRV Pelorus". The 60HP motor was unbolted from the back of the rescue boat during the night and removed through a hole cut in the fence around the Mana Marina boat park.



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