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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: 
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.

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 16/02/2014 - 16:50 - 17:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
4

returning from island bay blessing of the fleet, TOPR responded to assistance call from MOC, 4.9 metre margarita with engine trouble needed tow back to bridge launch ramp in mana

2 POB

located, recovered, towed the boat

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 16:30 - 19:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
15

H28 returning from marlborough sounds had enginemn problems, TPR located the vessel south of mana Island and transferred a crewman across to suportn the H28 crew, vessel was rafted up to TPR and taken into the pole moorings where is was transferred to its mooring.

 

unsual operation in that the crew was able to run a text book style departure, location, communi9cation, crew transfer,raft up, transfer to mooring

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:30 - 18:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
48
Total Volunteer Hours: 
85

Coastguard Mana provided both their rescue vessels in support of the Mana Super 6 Ocean Challenge that saw eight 6-man waka ama vessels (48 competitors in total) paddle 38km from Mana, around Mana Island and then to Kapiti Boating Club in Paraparaumu.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 30/01/2014 - 09:30 - 10:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
6

A 6m alloy runabout broke down in the channel in Porirua Harbour. It drifted across to the side of the motorway near the Paremata roundabout and onto the sand bank just before the stone wall. Police were contacted and called out Coastguard Mana to assist him.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 30/01/2014 - 10:00 - 11:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
9

6m alloy runabout with 1 person on board fishing near Te Rewa Rewa Point. He was unable to restart his vessel due to a loose fuel hose.

Coastguard Mana were contacted directly and sent out a rescue vessel to tow him back in. Upon arriving at the scene the vessel was able to restart their engine and were escorted back to Mana.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 20:45 - 23:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
20

16ft runabout with 3 POB unable to start engine after a fishing trip near Open Bay. Located 500m offshore and 500m south of Green Point. Towed back to Mana Marina, all safe and sound.Cellphone for comms, wearing lifejackets.

Posted by Trevor Burgess
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 20/01/2014 - 19:30 - 23:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
44

Mohua lost motor power due to diesel problem.  Stern gland taking on water.  Put out a panpan responded to by Southern Cross.  Coastguard called by owner of Southern Cross to take tow as restricted in its ability to manouver within the marina.  Coastgard picked up tow and continued to before the bar, the rafted up.  Crossed bar and stood to as a towed barge left the marina.  Berthed in coastguard berth with yacht alonside.  Then released raftup, pulled yacht into travelift bay to lift out as taking on water through stern gland.



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