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

  • Darran Saunders and Erin Emmerton join marine rescue | video
  • May 08, 2017

PHOTO: The recruits: Marine Rescue Port Macquarie training officer Ali Cameron-Brown congratulating Darran Saunders on successfully completing his crew assessment as fellow recruit Erin Emmerton looks on.

Learning new skills and gaining hands-on training, being on the water, participating in the community and looking at career options.

For Darran Saunders and Erin Emmerton Marine Rescue Port Macquarie ticked all those boxes and more.

The pair are the latest recruits to pass their crew member assessments and will now join the patrol roster.

Darran, who arrived in Australia in June, said he was excited and pleased to have passed his assessment.

“The training really did help me out (in the assessment) and that’s why I was successful,” he said.

“As a crew member, I will join the roster for call outs where I’ll be able to assist vessels in distress and be part of the crew.

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