In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


Call MRNSW on

9450 2468


Or call




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News & Media

  • Marine Rescue averts mayday
  • September 19, 2017

Photo: TUROSS MISSION: Batemans Bay towed a boat to Narooma.

A boater was in “life threatening” conditions on Sunday off Tuross Head, Marine Rescue says.

Batemans Bay Marine Rescue returned the vessel and its occupant safely to Narooma harbour.

A “mayday” call was made to Narooma Marine rescue just after noon, when the boat was blown close to rocks.

Due to crew members being called away, Narooma Marine Rescue was unable to attend. Bar conditions made it too dangerous for Tuross Marine Rescue’s smaller vessel. Batemans Bay Marine Rescue vessel BM30 launched at 12.47, with six crew members. The Westpac Life Saver helicopter was also sent. BM30 returned home by 6.38pm.

Click here for full story on Narooma News

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