CoastguardMana

Saving Lives at Sea



Maritime Emergency?


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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: 
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

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 07/04/2013 - 06:30 - 13:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
100
Total Volunteer Hours: 
52

Coastguard Mana coordinated the on-water support of the kayak and waka ama legs of the Porirua Grand Traverse multi-sport event. We provided CRV Pelorus and a jetski to work alongside other rescue vessels from Titahi Bay Boating Club and Wellington Rowing Association in monitoring paddlers while they travelled from Whitireia Polytech, under the bridges and then back again.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 30/03/2013 - 12:25 - 16:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
28

Three divers went missing from a group of five during a dive near the south end of Kapiti Island. The dive boat they were with lost track of their bubbles, and they weren't towing a marker buoy, after they were swept away from the dive area via strong currents. They surfaced together later and were swept further away from the area and the boat.

Coastguard Mana was dispatched to assist in the search alongside Coastguard Kapiti and Westpac Rescue helicopter.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 10/03/2013 - 16:00 - 20:15
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
4
Total Volunteer Hours: 
29

A runabout experienced electrical failure while 6 nautical miles SW of Kapiti Island. They were still able to contact Maritime Radio via their VHF radio and a callout was activated.

Coastguard Mana dispatched CRV Trust Porirua Rescue to assist, but by the time they got there another vessel had supplied them with another battery and got them started. TPR escorted both vessels back to Mana.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 09:30 - 13:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
24

A 5 metre runabout broke down in the middle of the northern part of Cook Strait. Total engine failure, all safety gear on board, good conditions.

The initial recovery was performed by a fishing vessel with the tow handed to Coastguard Mana once on-scene.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 16/02/2013 - 11:30 - 13:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
22

A launch with 7 people on board that was participating in the Mana Cruising Club fishing competition alerted CRV Pelorus, who were out training at the time, that they were having issues getting the engine started. Pelorus delivered a battery jump pack to them to attempt to start the engine but it was not powerful enough.



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