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


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News & Media

  • Marine Rescue NSW appoints new Deputy Commissioner
  • June 18, 2013

Marine Rescue NSW has today announced the appointment of a new Deputy Commissioner.

Mr Dean Storey, currently the Lifesaving Manager of Surf Life Saving NSW (SLS NSW), will join the State’s official volunteer marine rescue service on July 17.

Commissioner Stacey Tannos welcomed Mr Storey’s appointment in a competitive recruitment process that attracted more than 90 high-calibre applicants from around Australia and New Zealand.

“Mr Storey brings extensive experience in the surf lifesaving rescue environment, both as a volunteer and in managing rescue operations, in both NSW and New Zealand,” he said.

“As the Lifesaving Manager at SLS NSW since 2009, he has been responsible for State lifesaving operations, providing support to the 25,000 lifesavers and 150 clubs/units in NSW.

“This role included managing the organisation’s state emergency response system and radio communications network, driving the development of a state coastal risk assessment project and implementing club development strategies.

“The great strength of both SLS NSW and MRNSW is our volunteer members. As well as his management responsibilities, Dean also is an active volunteer, in his 20th year of lifesaving patrols and a life member of his home surf club.

“He understands the great contribution made by volunteers, the need to nurture their skills and talents and what interests, challenges and motivates them.”

Commissioner Tannos said there were many synergies between Surf Life Saving and Marine Rescue, whose members worked, often in partnership, to protect the community in and on NSW waters, whether swimming, surfing, boating, fishing or in other activities.

Mr Storey said he was thrilled to be joining Marine Rescue at such an exciting time in its history.

“I see my role focused on providing the best support possible to the membership, to help consolidate the significant success achieved so far and strengthen the organisation into the future,” he said.

Commissioner Tannos thanked outgoing Deputy Commissioner Heinz Mueller for his contribution and commitment to the growth and professional development of MRNSW since joining soon after the service’s 2010 operational launch.

“Deputy Commissioner Mueller has overseen the delivery of more than 30 new and refurbished rescue vessels to units and the introduction of Standard Operating Procedures and policies to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations and the welfare and safety of our members,” he said.

“I am grateful for his support and unflagging good cheer. We wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

Deputy Commissioner Mueller has kindly agreed to stay on for a hand-over period after Mr Storey takes up his appointment with MRNSW.

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