CoastguardMana

Saving Lives at Sea



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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: 
Mon, 28/10/2013 - 19:30 - 21:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
12

A small dinghy/runabout broke down while returning to Titahi Bay from fishing nearby with 2 people on board. They were able to contact Police via mobile phone who dispatched Coastguard Mana to locate them.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 19:30 - 20:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
14

Following the successful rescue of a windsurfer that had been in the cold water near Tokaapapa Reef for over an hour, Pelorus and Trust Porirua Rescue were redeployed to assist in searching for and recovering his board. It had been left behind so that he could be transported quickly to awaiting paramedics for checks at Mana Cruising Club.

The board was successfully loacated and recovered back to base.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 18:45 - 19:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
10

A windsurfer who had been out with a group failed to return and was drifting in the water near Tokaapapa Reef unable to get back on his board or make way. TPR was deployed and recovered him just on dusk and returned him to Mana base for a checkup by paramedics. He had been in the water for over an hour.

Pelorus and TPR returned to the scene to recover his board later.

Posted by Trevor Burgess
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 19/10/2013 - 16:00 - 18:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
25

Aluminium dingy upturned and three people in the water.  Helicopter called and winched three people off rock surrounded by water.  One person suspected injured and another hypothermic.  Winch operation completed on arrival and helicopter departed for Wellington hospital.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 19:15 - 20:45
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
9

A large catamaran launch berthed in Mana Marina sprung a leak somewhere in the engine room. It was noted to be sitting low in the water and when inspected the water was found to be half way up the engine in one of the hulls.

Coastguard Mana was asked to assist and a crew pumped out the vessel on behalf of the owner.

Posted by Trevor Burgess
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Wed, 18/09/2013 - 19:00 - 21:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
15

Vessel broken down in Tirau Bay at anchor.  2 POB, required tow to Titahi Bay boat ramp.  Two coastguard members on shore to assist in recovering vessel at boat ramp

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 17:55 - 20:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
12

A small vessel broke down near Mana Island with 3 people on board.The men had been diving about 1km off Mana Island, north of Porirua, and had been due back at 6pm.

At 5pm they realised they had a fuel problem and were unable to start the motor so called emergency services who called out Coastguard Mana. They were able to alert rescuers to their location by text message and flashed a torch to Trust Porirua Rescue when near to show their location.

The vessel and it's occupants were safely towed back to land by Coastguard Mana at 8:15pm.

Posted by Mark Presling

Wellington Airport joins forces with Wellington Community Trust each year to recognise voluntary organisations that do so much to make our community a better place. These awards provide a way for people in the community to say thank you, as well as allowing those within the organisation to nominate their group to receive a reward for all their hard work. Wellington Airport recognises the value of volunteers and their work in strengthening the community.

Coastguard Mana came in as runner up in the Sport & Leisure category:

Sport & Leisure category

Winner - Porirua ITF Taekwon Do
Runner-up - Mana Volunteer Coastguard Inc

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 29/06/2013 - 11:00 - 12:45
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
4
Total Volunteer Hours: 
10

A 34' alluminium vessel with 4 people on board lost a propellor 2 nautical miles west of Mana Island. Coastguard Mana responded with CRV Trust Porirua Rescue to head out and tow them back to Mana Marina. They were stood down just as they were crossing the bar because another vessel in the area had responded and taken them under tow.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 21/07/2013 - 12:30 - 13:30
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
100
Total Volunteer Hours: 
8

Coastguard Mana assisted the organisers of the Plimmerton Kindergarten mid-winter swim fundraising event by providing a support vessel to keep an eye on the swimmers. The conditions were very cold and we stood by to assist if required.



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