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Jul 2014
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 03/07/2014 Thursday night training

Introduction to Pelorus chartplotter

4 8
Tue, 01/07/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Jun 2014
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Sun, 29/06/2014 Coastguard Instructor training in Wellington

Practical excercises on Pelorus in Evans Bay, Wellington with a number of trainee instructors from the Coastguard Central Region. Trainees were required to run multiple training scenarios as part of getting sign-off to become "Coastguard Instructor" or "Regional Coastguard Instructor" trainers.

3 24
Thu, 26/06/2014 Thursday night training

Overview of the Nav station on TPR.

4 4
Tue, 24/06/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Sun, 22/06/2014 Plimmerton Kindy Mid Winter Swim

TPR towed Pelorus over to Karehana Bay (Plimmerton) to observe the Plimmerton Kindergarten midwinter swim before continuing out towards Mana Island. There we dropped a GPS tracker buoy to track the tidal flow from tidal diamond A (near Mana Is) whilst doing towing and rafting up manouvres with Pelorus as a target vessel. 

The buoy was then retrieved 1hr 26mins later and had travelled north a distance of 1.22NM.

9 27
Tue, 17/06/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Thu, 12/06/2014 Thursday night training

Practice launch & recovery of Pelorus. Hot launch checklist and line throwing from Pelorus.

4 8
Tue, 10/06/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Thu, 05/06/2014 Thursday night training

Basics at the hut. Knot tying, identifying ropes for towing, berthing, rafting up. Practiced throwing heaving lines from the stern of TPR.

7 14
Tue, 03/06/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Sun, 01/06/2014 Sunday training on Pelorus

We did the pole mooring excercise with Pelorus where the crew have to manouvre the vessel from pole to pole along the line with one line attached to a pole at all times. This excercise tests not only the helmperson's ability to handle the boat but also maintainclear and concise communications with the person handling the bowline and the person on the sternline.

Rotated all positions through each crew member.

4 12
May 2014
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Tue, 27/05/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

4 10
Sat, 24/05/2014 Saturday training session

Location : Onepoto arm porirua Hbr.

Towing and rafting training

6 18
Thu, 22/05/2014 Thursday afternoon training

Practical radar training 

Tutor: Carl Nixon

5 15
Thu, 22/05/2014 Towing Theory - Peter Tse

Towing theory presented by Peter Tse. Involved watching presentation and going aboard TPR to locate tow ropes etc.

6 12
Tue, 20/05/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Sun, 18/05/2014 Track line search with active recovery of person in the water

Pelorus was usedto support training for TPR by setting up a track line search scenario;

A debris trail was left from midway Mana Island to the southern end of the Island to create a four point debris track and victim.  A recue mannequinn was dropped at the last point for the TPR crew to complete the exercise with victim recovery and medical support

2 14
Sat, 17/05/2014 Saturday training session

Towing and rafting practical

9 36
Thu, 15/05/2014 Thursday afternoon training

Masters training  MOB / anchoring / mooring plimmerston jetty

6 18
Tue, 13/05/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass a Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Sun, 11/05/2014 Sunday training

Training session to cover search techniques and search patterns. Spent some time initially going over the theory of search techniques and patterns before heading out on the water and putting it into practice searching for something that went missing the day before.

5 20
Sat, 10/05/2014 Saturday training session

Master Training . SAR Ex South of Mana Island.

10 60
Thu, 08/05/2014 Thursday afternoon training

Masters training - Search patterns -MOB

5 15
Thu, 08/05/2014 Thursday afternoon training

Masters training - Search patterns -MOB

5 15
Sat, 03/05/2014 Master Training Emerg Procs

Master training for reassessment exam. Emergency procedures:-

MOB, fire, abandon ship, grounding, collision, medical reovery/evac.

7 21
Thu, 01/05/2014 Thursday afternoon training

Master training  - bumps and grinds around the marina 1 hr

Night navigation up Onepoto arm to pile moorings , moor between piles, return to Mana marina. 1 hr

5 10
Thu, 01/05/2014 Thursday afternoon training

Master training  - bumps and grinds around the marina 1 hr

Night navigation up Onepoto arm to pile moorings , moor between piles, return to Mana marina. 1 hr

5 10
Apr 2014
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Tue, 29/04/2014 BoatMaster

BoatMaster course facilitated by John Bass at Mana Cruising Club.

5 12.5
Sun, 27/04/2014 Sunday training

General training session held on land and on water to cover all of our MOSS safety drills on Trust Porirua Rescue. Other excercises also perfomed on Pelorus.

Things covered:

  • Fire
  • Collision/grounding
  • Abandon ship
  • Man Overboard
  • Location of all safety equipment on board
  • Rope handling
  • Manouvring
  • Coming alongside
9 36
Sun, 06/04/2014 Porirua Grand Traverse

The PGT runs every year in April and Coastguard Mana have coordinated the onwater support teams for the main event and the kids waka ama event.  This year Coastguard had 3 boats on the water and support boats from Wellington Rowing and titahi Bay boating club.  PGT is a good event for coastguard as it helps with crew training and especially with operational/senior crew on scene comand training.

7 45.5
Mar 2014
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 27/03/2014 NZ SAR System

Paul ran a session on the NZ SAR System theory module.

4 8
Thu, 20/03/2014 Thursday night training

Personal Safety: Paul Craven, Gerry ,Bradley & Jacob

Ropework: Steve & Natasha

IMT: Trevor & Denis

Pelorus (night navigation & pilotage): Chris D, Carl, James P & Lorna

12 24
Thu, 13/03/2014 Personal Safety in the pool

A second session in the pool to cover off Personal Safety. Covered use of life jackets, staying together, keeping warm, climbing into a liferaft, etc.

12 24
Sat, 08/03/2014 Practical module signoff

In the absence of a crew to take out on training in the afternoon Mark ended up sitting down with Christopher to go through his training log and work through the practical assessments that he needed signing off. We ran through a series of drills and questioning over things like:

  • fire fighting drills, equipment and techniques
  • local area familiarisation
  • the Safe Ship Management manual
  • legal considerations
  • etc
2 4
Thu, 06/03/2014 Personal Safety (Practical) at Aquatic Centre

Trevor Farmer and Paul Craven with Lorna Rolston assisting, took crew through the Personal Safety module in the the pool at the Porirua Aquatic Centre. 

10 20
Feb 2014
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 27/02/2014 Thursday training

ran through all the safety equipment on TPR. Ran through the start up and shut down procedures. ran through all the SOP's including Fire, MOB, Collision, Grounding, Abandon Ship, Medical Emergency, loss of power, loss of steering, fueling, pollution. 

12 24
Thu, 20/02/2014 Emergency SOPs

Ran through the emergency Standard Operating Procedures as part of the requirements for our Safe Ship Management system. Covered all of the procedures like man overboard, fire, sinking, etc on both vessels whilst tied up alongside at the base.

5 10
Sun, 16/02/2014 Island Bay Festival blessing of the boats

TPR taken to island bay for blessing of the boats;

enroute training included;

grounding, collision, fire, medical, mob, propulsion, steering, abandon ship, grounding, pollution, fuelling

TPR hazards register

competed extra drills for MOB, Abandon Ship, Medical, Fire

 

6 42
Dec 2013
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Sat, 14/12/2013 Saturday training session

on shore theory: knots , mooring vessel, towing alongside and astern.

Practical on water : Navigation,Shore line search to locate wrecked craft at Rock point.

Practical standard drills: MOB, Fire, Abandon ship, grounding, collision, engine malfunction, anchoring, mooringto  the southern end of Mana crusing club bouy.

7 24.5
Nov 2013
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Sat, 30/11/2013 Heavy Weather training

Heavy weather training, weather conditions were wind 35 knots gusting 50 knots. Sea was 1.5 to  2.5 meter.

All crew practiced helming upwind, down wind and cross sea work.

This including predicting wave patterns and avoiding or handling breaking wave crests.

7 28
Sun, 17/11/2013 Practical search patterns and observation techniques

This session started off with an hour of running over the theory of Observation Techniques and Search Patterns before heading out on the water with both vessels to conduct a simulated search for two missing swimmers from Titahi Bay.

Search patterns practiced:

10 50
Sat, 02/11/2013 Saturday day training

Joint exercise TPR & Pelorus.

Theory towing and barging between TPR & Pelorus , 1hr

Practical : short  & long tow, managing the tow line, barging vessels anogside, manovering in open water.

Reverse roles Pelorus carried out the same exercise.

8 40
Oct 2013
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Sat, 26/10/2013 Mooring, towing, radio communications

Training at PEMO (40 Kts wind out there)


Mooring systems, springs, lines, return lines, systematic process of mooring safely


Mooring knots


Towing of small boats risks with using anchor post versus trailer clip pull "D"

5 12.5
Tue, 01/10/2013 GPS Certificate - Exam

Grant Nalder facilitated the second of two GPS exam sessions.

3 4.5
Sep 2013
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Sat, 28/09/2013 Saturday training session

Trevor F, Lorna R, Christopher P 

Pump work, pump out MCC dredge (alongside). sway over the pump and hose, secure, prime and pump out. Recover pump and hose, flush and stow

new radio system: Repeaters, simplex, channels to use, idendrtification of sea areas that each repeater uses for coms to base

Pelorus, quick launch, masters brief, 3 point turns, wind affects, tide affects, stand off to recce landings/jettys,

Beach landing, new jetty landings, manouvre to and tie up to buoys, cast off from buoys

Recovery ther boat and hot launch prep

3 10.5
Tue, 24/09/2013 GPS Certificate - Exam

Grant Nalder facilitated the first of two GPS exam sessions.

3 4.5
Thu, 19/09/2013 Towing Practical

Chris Darch and Peter Tse ran a session comprising tossing lines from TPR (moored alongside) to Pelorus (under way).Crew then tied on a towline and took turns to let it out and hold (on post) against Pelorus slowly going astern. Crew then rafted Pelorus alongside TPR twice, switching between stern ropes and bow ropes. Roy Quinn acted as safety officer and Neil Cornwell helped to helm Pelorus with Chris Darch as Skipper. This followed theoretical training last Thursday night. Next step is towing/rafting training at sea.

8 16
Tue, 17/09/2013 GPS Certificate

Grant Nalder facilitated the third of three GPS sessions.

6 15
Tue, 10/09/2013 GPS Certificate

Grant Nalder facilitated the second of three GPS sessions.

3 7.5
Tue, 03/09/2013 GPS Certificate

Grant Nalder facilitated the first of three GPS sessions.

3 7.5
Aug 2013
Date Title Teaser Turnout Total Volunteer Hours
Thu, 29/08/2013 Chart-work

Basic chart-work session (two of two) hosted by John Bass at PEMO. Essential session for those enrolled for the upcoming GPS course.

7 14


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