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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.

 

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.

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 21/06/2014 - 00:45 - 12:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
22

Harbour ranger requested support from CGM and the use of Pelorus to locate and recover an object that was a hazard to other boats within the swing mooring area south of the rail bridge.

A stainless steel jetty step was located and recovered back to the Mana Cruising Club slipway

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 26/04/2014 - 12:20 - 15:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
19

Bon Maree with 3 POB, engine failure. utside Mana Is but located mid point between mana and tea gardens area.Recovery delayed as TPR was recovering another vessel from Pukerua Bay

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 26/04/2014 - 11:25 - 13:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
14

Last Cast, 4.5 mtr stabicraft broken down 300 mtrs of the rocks at Wairaka Point. anchored in deep water with 1.0 metre swell running in with on shore wind.Located on first sweep, tow passed,vessel towed back to mana marina

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 06/04/2014 - 06:30 - 13:00
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
100
Total Volunteer Hours: 
45

Coastguard supported the PGT with on water rescue boat coordination.

3 x  vessels from  CGM

3 x vessels from Titahi Bay boating Club and Wellington Rowing

support to the main multi sport kayak event and the kids waka ama events

 

jet ski and tinny used in support CGM

Posted by Jann Askew
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 15/03/2014 - 15:15 - 18:40
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
30

2 divers inshore at Boom Rock with enghine failure, 3.5 metre Tinny. Anchored close inshore with wind and sea rising with oncomoing Cyclone Lusi.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 13:30 - 17:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
21

Police were alerted to a 4m runabout adrift somewhere offshore to the west of Mana Island after breaking down. Communications were via a mobile phone and once Coastguard Mana were dispatched it was determined that they were in fact closer to Hunters Bank near Pukerua Bay. At the same time a severe southerly storm was approaching Wellington.

CRV Trust Porirua Rescue with 5 crew members initially had difficulty locating them due to the inaccuracy of the location information given by the people on the boat. They were contacted via telephone and advised that we would release a white parachute flare to help them determine where we were in relation to them. This helped to refine the estimated position meaning that TPR could close in on the area the boat was drifting. Once closer they were advised by the Coastguard Master to activate an orange smoke flare. This was immediately spotted by the CRV crew approximately 3NM away and as they closed in on the smoke they spotted the vessel.

The two men on board were getting cold but otherwise well. The fact that they had a means of communication and flares certainly saved them from a potentially disasterous situation as a southerly storm was moving up the country and expected to arrive within an hour or two.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 08/03/2014 - 08:00 - 17:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
36

Coastguard Mana took part in Creekfest at Cannons Creek Park on Saturday. We teamed up with the Porirua Emergency Response Team and set up a display on water safety, handed out boating information packs and let the kids have a 'drive' of our small rescue vessel CRV Pelorus.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 16/02/2014 - 09:00 - 16:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
63

Coastguard Mana were invited to attend the Blessing of the Boats, which is part of the Island Bay Festival. 

The “Blessing of the Boats” attracts crowds to the coastline to watch our decorated fishing boats put through their paces and blessed for safe carriage, and bountiful catches. 

Unique to Island Bay, local and visiting Clergy venture out into the Bay to bless the fishing boats after they've circled around Tapu te Ranga Island.  So many boats and so much activity really makes this something special to see.

There were approximately 30 boats there including both of our vessels, both of Coastguard Wellington's vessels and the Police boat Lady Elizabeth IV.



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