CoastguardMana

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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 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.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 22/06/2013 - 07:00 - 10:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
5
Total Volunteer Hours: 
17

9 out of 10 yachts moored on the pole moorings in the entrance to Porirua Harbour sustained damage as a result of them, or their neighbours, coming loose from their moorings during the severe storm on Thursday 20 June 2013.

Posted by ChristopherPye
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 10:00 - 13:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
30

CRV Trust Porirua Rescue and Pelorus responded to a Police callout for a dismasted yacht 2 miles south of Mana Island.
The yacht had gear failure and the mast, boom and mainsail were hanging over the port side.
Porirua Rescue passed bolt cutters to the yacht so they could cut away the rigging. On cutting away the rigging an attempt was made to marker buoy the gear with a buoy from Pelorus, this was unsucessful.

Once the gear was freed from the yacht she made her own way under power to Mana Marina attended by Porirua Rescue and Pelorus.

Posted by ChristopherPye
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 15:30 - 17:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
10

CRV Trust Porirua Rescue responded with six crew to a Police callout.
An aluminium dinghy with three men on board had engine failure east of Mana Island.
On reaching the scene the vessel Millicent had the dinghy under tow. The tow was transferred to Porirua Rescue and two men were also transferred from the dinghy to increase free board on the dinghy.

The dinghy was towed to the Paremata Bridge launch ramp. The two men on Porirua Rescue were dropped off at the Mana Marina Coastguard berth.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 09/06/2013 - 01:30 - 05:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
31

Two people fell over a cliff along the coastline near Boom Rock. One person was recovered but the other could not be found. Coastguard were tasked to search along the shore and cliff face using night vision equipment.

Person found injured by on-shore search party on the cliff.

Posted by Mark Presling

The MayDay appeal is to raise money for vital training for our brave search and rescue volunteers.

We are at North City mall in Porirua today, at the New World entrance. Come and say hi!

http://www.coastguardmana.org.nz/contribute



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