Saving Lives at Sea

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Oct 2018
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Sat, 13/10/2018 MR2: Trainee group

Pt1: Area Familiarisation: Pauatahanui arm of Porirua Harbour  1 hr - Pt 2: David Franks, close quarter helming tuition and assessment MR2 - bring vessel alongside a wharf, finger pontoon use springing off technique fwd & aft - berth vessel in boat dock - astern and ahead - moor vessel to ground mooring buoy - put the bow of the vessel on a pile and secure, three-point turn in confined space - use engines to turn vessel 360 deg - hold station in tidal stream - MOB - bring vessel alongside boats moored between pile & swing mooring - 

4 28
Tue, 02/10/2018 Tuesday night Training

Helm training for operational corse coming up in Auckland.  Out to pole moorings, to railway bridge, into marina.  Visited all commercial vessels in their berth.  worked in shallow water side of channel past pole moorings, lifted motors etc.

Checked where Kapiti College H28 will berth and practiced manouvering to get vessel into berth beside rocks.

4 8
Sep 2018
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Tue, 25/09/2018 Tuesday night Training

Kate helm training, split engines, 360 degree turns and into berth with in marina.  Outside marina in channel used lead lights and mana marina entrance a reference poin carried out 360 degree turns using split engines holding MR2 on position. MOB in marina

6 12
Tue, 25/09/2018 Personal safety

Personal safety theory with Dean Du Preez new inductee

2 4
Tue, 18/09/2018 Tuesday night Training

Helm training and rope work coming along side on Mana Rescue II

5 10
Sat, 15/09/2018 CBES tutor forum

CBES tutor forum at Ponsonby Cruising Club

Maritime Shortrange Radio Operators certificate (MSROC) training attended and I am now a tutor for this course

it is all about DSC and GMDSS as an increasingly used system. It is now on all our latest radios so we do need to know how to use it or respond should a digital distress call come in

1 10
Tue, 04/09/2018 Health and Safety

Health and safety module and near miss reporting and vault notify covered

4 10
Sat, 01/09/2018 MR2 Training group

Mixed training session theory & practical elements - plan a passage and navigate to the location -local area familiarisation  MR2 an introduction to heavy weather handling  - barge up MR2 to MR1 - close quarter boat handling in a marina environment, bring the vessel alongside a wharf, spring off a wharf, vessel three-point turn in confined space, bow to pier head  pick up personnel, bow to a pile mooring & attach mooring line - MR1 run through the basic operational requirements of navigation unit, enter a waypoints and make a rout

5 40
Aug 2018
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Tue, 28/08/2018 CRV fam and CRM 1 theory

CRV familiarity on MR2 again, second session

CRM 1 theory paper completed afterwards

6 18
Tue, 21/08/2018 CRV fam on MR2 and CRM intro

No on water for TBs crew but Steve Knowles ran through MR2 launch procedures and then CRV fam digrams. Crew then did intro to CRM and went home with modules and workbooks to complete

4 12
Sat, 18/08/2018 Shore Based training - Seamanship/Local Area Familiarisation Workbook/MR 1 systems

Shore Based training - Seamanship: Knot test & usage - Local Area Familiarisation Workbook: discuss requirments of the paper, use chart NZ 4632  to identify navigation marks, seabed types, hazards - MR 1 systems:shut down procedure & fire pump oeration.

3 7.5
Sat, 18/08/2018 MR1 senior group skills training Radar/Nav, Close Quarter Manouvreing

Mana Rescue 1 worked through some senior crew skills for CQM, Radar and GPS, CQM completed inside the Mana Marina (fuel Berth, fingers, breastworks, small boat jetty, MR1 berth space.

Trainee crew were worked through communucations (CRM) mooring pick up and drop off, safety practises with lines.

2 x MOSS medical drills completed (Sudden collapse unconscous, CPR and recovered diver medical and O2 support)

6 27
Tue, 14/08/2018 Mana Rescue1 Tow Bollard pull test

A static pull test was required for Mana Rescue 1 to meet the meet coastguard towing safety process.

A crew with the help of the National Fleet Manager and Region Ops Manager completed the safety process, set up and test. 

MR1 Tow post exceded the requirments

5 10
Tue, 14/08/2018 Tuesday night Training

Rope work, Close quarter, helm instruction and berthing

4 4
Tue, 07/08/2018 Tuesday night Training

Clos quarter manovering, marina familiarisation, MOB and Fire drills

7 14
Sat, 04/08/2018 Mana Rescue1, voyage planning, area familarisation, working with CG Kapiti

Mana Rescue 1 went to kapiti to support a Kapiti master ISC assessment program.

Voyage was used to enable better understanding of the Kapiti island area, with Radar and GPS navigation work on the voyage, pilotage inshore of kapiti island, circumnavigation of kapiti Is

Support provided to the Masters assessment

MR1 crew ran through practical seamanship, observation skills, communication (CRM)  and MOSS drill MOB

8 64
Jul 2018
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Tue, 31/07/2018 Tuesday night Training

Area familiarisation  Windy night 2 Metre Swell wind against tide.  Quarter moon, went out to bar assessed capability returned working in channel

4 8
Wed, 25/07/2018 Personal safety

Personal safety theory module

4 8
Sat, 21/07/2018 Trainee group - shore based

Passage planning using paper charts, use of tide tables, weather information, assessing passage hazards.
MR1 - Aplication of desk top passage planning exercise to electronic navigation

2 12
Wed, 18/07/2018 Induction

induction for Mark Hamilton

2 4
Sat, 14/07/2018 CRV Fam and 6 month check

6 month MOSS check and run up salvage pump

5 15
Thu, 12/07/2018 In Water Safety

Crew members completed there in water saftey training, covering a range of skills. some of these skills include treading water in full wet weather gear, crocodile swims, abandoning ship and getting into liferafts. All crew must under go this training before going on the rescue vessels.

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Tue, 10/07/2018 Induction

Induction of michael chatterly and intro to personal safety

2 5
Sat, 07/07/2018 Dual vessel training, in restricted space to manouvre

Mana Rescue 1 and Mana Rescue2 worked through a training program that included;

close vessel alongside approaches, Towing set up and cennection, towing, and helm work.MOSS drills for steering failure, MOB, Fire were completed

5 40
Sat, 07/07/2018 MR2: Trainee group

Practical training in conjunction with MR1  Onepoto arm of Porirua Hbr - Moss drills, MOB, fire, grounding, engine failure - MR2 towing set up, crew introduction to MR2 handling using the long tow line &  barging up alongside   MR1 & manoeuvring.

MR2 at the end of the exercise was towed in an alongside Barged configuration from Onepoto to Mana Marina.

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Tue, 03/07/2018 Tuesday night Training

Area familiarisation  New crew stayed in marina. Ful empty and re pack CRV before going on water

4 8
Jun 2018
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Sat, 30/06/2018 Mixed crew training session, Navigation and Helm

 MR1 was used to suport navigation and helm training for operational crew 

Radar range and bearings, chart plotter way points, general helm work

5 15
Sun, 24/06/2018 Dual crew training session (Sunday MR1, MR2 Plimmerton Midwinter swim day)

two crews completed practical training after completing the towing theory module last Tuesday evening

Alongside the berth; towing checklist, tow safety, crew positions, command structure, access and laying out the main MR1 towline. bending on a messenger.

Communicating with the disabled  vessel and setting a safe working state, throwing the messenger, hook on and running out a tow line.

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Tue, 19/06/2018 Towing Techniques

Towing techniques theory and ropework for barging model vessels

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Thu, 14/06/2018 inductee interviews

Induction of mew member Shane Tindall

2 4
Tue, 12/06/2018 observation techniques theory

Obs technique theory run by Trevor Burgess

4 8
Sat, 09/06/2018 Dual vessel training, in restricted space to manouvre

Mana Rescue 1 worked in tandem with Mana Rescue 2 on close to shore searches, search patterns, on scene command, vessel command, helm control, close formation helm, coming alongside a moving vessel, MOB, Observation skills, CRM processes during a training session based in the Onepoto arm of Porirua harbour

MOB drills completed (2)

On scene command radio orders and search pattern planning

Anchoring (2)

Helm for 2 x trainee crew

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Sat, 09/06/2018 MR 2 Training session

Sat, 09/06/2018

Mana Rescue 2 worked in tandem with Mana Rescue 1 on close to shore searches, search patterns, helm control, close formation helm, coming alongside a moving vessel, MOB, Observation skills, CRM processes during a training session based in the Onepoto arm of Porirua harbour MOB drills completed (2) Helm for 2 x trainee crew bar crossing.

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May 2018
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Tue, 29/05/2018 MR2 familiarisation

MR2 Familiarisation again

2 4
Sat, 26/05/2018 MR2: Trainee group - Victim recovery and local area familiarisation

The aim of the training session was to build on the theoretical Victim recovery module and expand the area familiarisation learning beyond the inner harbour limits.0800- 1030 Shore based recap on theory Victim Recovery module.

5 40
Tue, 22/05/2018 MR2 familiarisation

MR2 familiarisation on the dock

4 8
Tue, 15/05/2018 Victim Recovery

Victim Recovery theory session run by Trevor Burgess

6 12
Apr 2018
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Tue, 24/04/2018 inductee interviews

inductee interviews for Alan and zane

both now officially trainees

well done

3 4.5
Sat, 21/04/2018 MR2: Trainee group - MOSS & CRM theory and practical

The aim of the training session covered the theory of MOSS drills and CRM, completion of risk assessment matrix, weather & tidal considerations prior to vessel deployment. This was followed with practical application on-water of the theoretical learning.  Other aspects of the session included local area familiarisation; navigation markers within the inner harbour area - pick up and release vessel from fixed mooring buoy - mooring a vessel between two piles.

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Sat, 07/04/2018 MR2 Trainee on water Induction

The training session was an initial introduction to MR2 with shore and on water elements, these consisted of; Launch, recovery and fueling - mooring the vessel to a pontoon - basic control functions, engine & steering - initial practical appreciation of helm and engine controls, practice steering along a lead lines  - Local area familiarisation; navigation markers within the inner and outer harbour areas - pick up and release vessel from fixed mooring buoy - theory and practical MOB .

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Sat, 07/04/2018 SAREX18 practical exercise

SAREX18 kicked off with a real call out for an overturned Waka. 

Coastguard Mana was activated using the standard callout procedure from our duty officer and then crew notifications by text message. The crew assembled at our base at the Mana Cruising Club and broke into an Incident Management Team and  a boat deployment team.

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Thu, 05/04/2018 SAREX18 Tutorial

Crew were briefed on SAREX 18 and then went through a faciliated workshop on GSMEAC and Incident Management Team activity

GSMEAC is an acronym that can be used for both Incident Management and its a briefing format.

G= Ground    where is the task/job/situation   

S= Situation           what is/has happened, a picture of the incident

16 40
Mar 2018
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Tue, 27/03/2018 Health and safety module

The new h & s module was delivered at PEOC to the majority of the unit.

20 members in attendance and 1 on skype from Invercargill.

Good interactive session lead to some good discussion

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Thu, 22/03/2018 Night crew training, area familiarisation and radar navigation

crew split into navigation/helm and deck crew fir tonights training.

Nav/helm worked on course control and radar naviagtion in around the bar. Deck crew worked through landmark identifcation, calling navigation marks, manual depth sounding and mooring.

8 20
Thu, 15/03/2018 MR1 CRV fam

familiarisation exercise on MR1

crew took everything out and replaced it to ensure they knew what was on board and where it was

5 7.5
Thu, 08/03/2018 Incident Management Team, introduction to documents and process

Coastguard Mana are runing IMT training to support thevunits actions during SAREX18

crew worked through a basic scenario with the SARNZ documents for inital assessment, timelines, search scenarios, vectors planning, questions and resources that could be used.

4 8
Thu, 08/03/2018 Unit Induction

Unit induction session with 2 new inductees

3 6
Thu, 08/03/2018 CRV fam and rope handling exercise

Launch and retrieval procedures for MR2

roping MR2 around from slipway to finger berths beside MR1 to improve rope handling, CRM and teamwork







5 12.5
Sat, 03/03/2018 Sea Kayak training

A large sea kayak fest was being held at Ngatitoa Domain this weekend. Satuday bewteen 1000 and 1200 a group of kayakers worked with our crew to refine our kayker recovery procedures for MR1 and MR2. A combination of moored testing and free floating practise was used to develop and extend our recovery procedures.Recovery of a kayker and kayak, recovery of person in the water, multiple person recovery practises

5 15
Sat, 03/03/2018 SAREX18 training

 MR1 used the a kayak group that was heading to green point for on scene command, search pattern development and planning as part of pour SAREX18 developemnt training. We shadowed the kayak group out to Green Point  with MR1 working through the radio commands, search pattern vessel placement, station keeping and ship to shore communication considerations and methods

3 9
Thu, 01/03/2018 CRM 1 theory

CRM 1 theory with Zane and Alan

3 6
Feb 2018
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Wed, 28/02/2018 Victim recovery practical

Trainees and sarex volunteers did practical victim recovery of real 'victims' from both MR1 and MR2

victims simulated hypothermia and distress as well as stroppyness. Recovery over stern of MR1 was copmared to over the bags and also a stretcher was used from the stern

11 27.5

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