Saving Lives at Sea

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Nov 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Sat, 28/11/2020 Moving yachts and navigation

Moving 2 large yachts around the marina for the Marina manager. Relocating another yacht from 1 mooring to another. 

Circumnavigated Mana Island to practice nav skills.

7 35
Thu, 19/11/2020 Thursday Training

Area familiarisation test local knowledge skills – trainees plan and navigate to areas in and around the local area outside the inner harbour- new Snr Crew vessel orientation.

6 18
Tue, 17/11/2020 Tuesday night Training

MOSS system walkthrough followed by on-water drills for MOB, Fire and Abandon Ship on MR2.

5 20
Thu, 12/11/2020 Thursday Training

CRV Familiarisation Assessment – Simon, Tara, Jason and Conner - Practical assessment of candidates’ knowledge of systems and processes onboard MR1- New Snr Crew Warwick  Introduction to unit facilities and vessels 

6 18
Wed, 11/11/2020 New crew introduction to MR2

Vessel familiarisation and emergency procedure walkthrough of MR2 for new recruits.

3 9
Tue, 10/11/2020 Thursday Night Training

Took MR2 out to the pole moorings to check on vessels and lines after the strong southerly. All looked good.

Navigated out to a spot on "The Bridge" in 40kt winds to experience heavy weather. Then went into Greem Bay and climbed out onto the beach before anchoring in the middle of the bay. Finished the evening with a creeping line ahead search of Titahi Bay.

6 24
Mon, 09/11/2020 Hints and tips for using zoom

online training in zoom applications, how to use breakout rooms polls slido and other tools

2 2
Sat, 07/11/2020 In-water survival and area familiarisation

MR2 was launched to monitor and act as a liferaft for 4 inductees doing in-water survival training in the marina.

Once that was complete we took them on a voyage on MR2 around our area of operation to do area familiarisation. We went to Titahi Bay, Green Pt, Mana Island, Terewarewa Pt and Plimmerton Boating club.

8 28
Sat, 07/11/2020 In water personal safety

4 inductees did the IWS in marina with MR2 on standby

8 8
Fri, 06/11/2020 Friday night training and vessel pump out

Pumped out a yacht on the pole moorings for the Harbour Master and mooring manager. It was half full of rain water that had built up over time and was sitting very low in the water.

Then we continued with some helm training in the marina.

3 12
Wed, 04/11/2020 NZSAR

NZSAR theory module

3 4.5
Tue, 03/11/2020 Tuesday night Training

Started the evening doing a static pull test with MR2 for it's survey.

Then moved onto regular helm training doing exercises on the pole moorings and maneuvering in the marina.

3 9
Oct 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Wed, 28/10/2020 Personal safety module

Personal safety module

5 10
Sat, 24/10/2020 Saturday area fam training

MOSS anchoring, Grounding, Capsize, Medical

Area fam inside Mana Islnd, plimmerton, Titahi Bay, Open Bay

7 35
Thu, 22/10/2020 Thursday Night Training Towing land based practical MR2

reviewed towing, rafting, drogues, anchoring then practical set ups using 2 crews

9 27
Wed, 21/10/2020 induction

formal induction session

3 6
Mon, 19/10/2020 Thursday Night: On Scene Command

Crew worked out of the base as radio support for MR2 at sea training. The comms calls and plotting were integrated into an On Scene Command exercise running through the night

2 6
Thu, 15/10/2020 MR2: Thursday Trainee group

MR2 - practice two set up using a fix point onshore to demonstrate set up and carryout practice deployment of the stern long tow - CQM in and around Mana Marina.- radio communications with shore base 

6 15
Sat, 10/10/2020 Trainee afternoon


MOSS drills, MOB, Fire, Loss power/steering, Capsize, Abandon Ship

CCQM on a pole, working onto a boat, steering on engines

3 9
Thu, 08/10/2020 Thursday Night Training Helm/Navigation/area fam Pauahatanui

crew took MR2 into the sandbanks at low tide for re fam, MOSS grounding/abandon ship, went up further to run MOB/Medical drills and ptractise night nav, helm turns around Buoys/caviatation control and coming up to targets

6 18
Tue, 06/10/2020 Tuesday night Training

Vessel familiarisation practical sign-off and helm training.

2 8
Sat, 03/10/2020 Thursday crew: Saturday training

5 crew worked through helm praticals and navigation in Pauahatanui Inlet. locating sandbanks and safe routes around the top arm.

3 crew went on into Onepotor to practise some medium speed work, turns, coming alongside a MOB and berthing


Good strong winds and chop so a good training session.

5 32.5
Thu, 01/10/2020 Thusday Night Training area fam and coms

MR2 worked through the Pauahatanui arm of the harbour locating transfer points, sandbanks and completed 2 MOB drills, 1 medical

2 cdrew with 4x4 as shore support and coms/DPA testing

7 21
Sep 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 17/09/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, Heavy weather on MR2, Navigation/area fam in the hut

3 crew on MR2 for heavy weather handling (high winds and sharp chop with strong currents) MR2 was taken out the main channel to the bar for safe turns, hold position and wind/sea experience

3 crew in the hut working through Navigation exercises and area fam

6 18
Tue, 15/09/2020 Tuesday night Training

Heavy weather training in MR2. Went up into Onepoto harbour in the dark and practiced coming alongside at the pontoon in strong winds.

Navigated back to under the bridges and practiced manouvering in strong currents as well.

3 12
Thu, 03/09/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, MR1 MOSS Drills, MR2 familiarization

crew split into 2 groups and alternated between land based MOSS drills around MR1 (out for survey) and seatime on MR2 with helm basics and operation

8 24
Aug 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 27/08/2020 Thursday night crew navigation

Crew continued working on charts, tides and calculations

10 25
Fri, 21/08/2020 Removal of bags from MR1

Physically removing bags from MR1 for upgrade

1st time in 17 years they have been removed so hard work

10 15
Thu, 20/08/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, Navigation calculations

Crew worked through T/D/S, tidal diamonds, heights and flows

8 24
Thu, 13/08/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, Search Techniques

Search techniques module worked through

7 17.5
Thu, 06/08/2020 crew night and training review

Presentation of young volunteer of yearvaward to Kate

general discussion around training programmes

update on project Horizon and AC boats

18 36
Jul 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 30/07/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, Navigation and chartwork

crw worked on NZ 46 and the principles of pilotage and navigation

9 22.5
Thu, 23/07/2020 Thursday night: compass course, collision regs training

Crew worked on the playing field to work through the problems of helm running a compasss course, with drift and lack of vision. Further activity on navigator support and collision regs with a rogue target

7 17.5
Thu, 02/07/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, SAREX

crew worked through a dual scenario SAREX, working as masters, IMT and devleoping an understanding of SAR management, Vessel tasking, Search patterns and process

9 22.5
Jun 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 25/06/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, Night navigation/operations/arewa familiarisation

4 crew went out on MR1

1 crew had time on the chartplotter/radar/charts to develop a safe route to travel during reduced visibility.

2 crew worked through night helming

1 as DPA

5 12.5
Thu, 18/06/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130,SAREX Tactical Exercise

Crew worked through 2 x SAREX scenarios to develop a risk assessments, mission information, mission documents nand work as seperate boats to complete the SAREX Missions

Crew worked as Master, Navigator, Helm, Radio

An Incident Management Team  coordinated actions

11 33
Sun, 14/06/2020 Sunday Training (Thursday Crew 1)

Task 1: locate and retrieve a large log under the bridge. MR1 used, aerails and masts lowered to clear the bridge by 800mm. Tow set up as as a bow pull to recover the log from shore to alongside, then raft tow to release the log into the small boat ramp alongside the finger (clear of all boats) for removal.

Task2: Chartplotter training, using build a waypoint, goto waypoint, helm work.

Task 3: MOB and medical drills

Task 4:Finished with cream sponge and a cuppa with the afternoon crew

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Sun, 14/06/2020 Sunday Training (Thursday Crew 2)

Task 1: Cuppa and cream sponge with the morning crew

Task 2: Onepoto to check for reported stakes in the channel (none located), ran through the inner (West channel) until we ran out of depth and then used the track in to navigate safely out 

Task 3: Chart plotter entry of waypoints and goto

Task 4: advanced helm training Kate, working at speed, speed CQM drills

Task 5: MOSS Medical, MOB and Fire

Task 6: Navigate a simple route around Mana Island using goto cursor

7 28
Thu, 11/06/2020 Online marking of modules GOOGLE CLASSROOM

online review of modules and work through GOOGLE Classroom marking

1 2
Thu, 11/06/2020 Thursday training 1830-2130, MOSS drills and vessel checks

11 x MOSS drills competed by crew

Enries loaded onto VAULT CHECK Mand Rescue 1 MOSS drills

Checks and new PFD's placed on baord with recertief fire xtng

2 crerw went throug TracPlus and IMT workl

12 30
Thu, 11/06/2020 Crew Night

Crew night and young volunteer of the year award to Kate

18 36
Tue, 09/06/2020 Thursday night crew maintanance ansd social session

Crew cleaned up the base hut, tidied MR1 and Connor ran training on the chartplotter and adding waypoints, other crew completed the monthly CHECK list

9 22.5
Mon, 01/06/2020 Sunday MR1 CQM and Navigation session

Practised CQM in and around the Marina/Onepoto area


Navigation training on inputting Lat/Long data to the chartplotter and navigating to the Waypoint

3 9
May 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 14/05/2020 Thursday training 1900-2100 On Line Health and Safety

crew worked through the Health and Safety module, workbook and notifications using CORS and Vault

10 25
Sun, 10/05/2020 On-line training for Coastguard Instructors

Review of Google Classroom markingsystem for assignments

5 5
Wed, 06/05/2020 Wednesday Night- Online training Working with Aircraft

Crew worked through the Working with Aircraft module using PPT and the workbook

6 12
Apr 2020
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 30/04/2020 Thursday night -Online session navigation basics,

charts, hand bearing compass, plotting basics

role os the navigator, estimated positions, transit fixes, relative bearings

8 20
Thu, 23/04/2020 Thursday training 1900-2100, On Line Session MR1 review

work though on the MR1 nav station system

9 18
Tue, 14/04/2020 CGM: On-Line training session Advanced Helm Techniques

Crew worked through the Advanced Helm powerpoint with discussions

8 20
Sun, 12/04/2020 Sunday Night on line crew training: Damage Control and basic repairs

Crew worked through and discussed the D&C mosule using online powerpoint and access to the module and workbook

10 25
Thu, 09/04/2020 Thursday night on line crew training: towing workbook, Towing SOP, Risk Assessment

This evening we worked through the towing workbook to detyermine some good answers through group discussion.

Reeviewed the confirmed towing SOP and worked on the casae study format "Risk Assessment"

11 22
Sun, 05/04/2020 Sunday Night: Online training review Towing Module

Session on line with Operational crew and trainees

7 14

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