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




MarineRescue App

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News & Media

  • New $410,000 rescue vessel ready for service on Lake Macquarie
  • July 09, 2013

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie’s new 10m rescue vessel, Lake Macquarie 30, is set for duty on Australia’s largest saltwater lake after its arrival at its new home base on Sunday, July 7.

The Lake Macquarie unit’s volunteers will undertake intensive training on the new vessel before it starts rescue work on the lake, which is four times the size of Sydney Harbour, stretching 24km from North to South and with 174km of foreshore that is the unit’s home territory.

Deputy Unit Commander Roger Evans said the new Naiad was “a really magnificent boat” with an offshore deployment capacity of up to 30 nautical miles in addition to its inshore capability for work on the lake.

“The vessel was constructed by Yamba Welding & Engineering on the NSW Mid North Coast and is similar to other craft in service at several other Marine Rescue NSW bases and with other emergency services,” he said.

“Our members brought the vessel down by sea, leaving Yamba on Saturday with an overnight stop and crew change at Port Macquarie, arriving late on Sunday afternoon at Swansea.”

Other vessels from the unit met Lake Macquarie 30 at Moon Island and escorted it through the channel at Swansea and then to the Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie boat base at Pelican.

Marine Rescue NSW has embarked on a demanding vessel replacement program to provide the NSW recreational boating community with a fleet of modern rescue boats and ensure its volunteers have safe, modern and reliable vessels for their vital work.

MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos said Lake Macquarie 30 was the latest Naiad to join the fleet.

Lake Macquarie 30 is a valuable addition to marine search and rescue resources in the Hunter-Central Coast region,” he said.

“It is part of our strategic safety net protecting boaters on the water along the NSW coastline from the Queensland border to Eden and inland on the Alpine Lakes and the Murray River at Moama.

“This is one of more than 30 new and refurbished vessels that have been delivered at a cost of more than $9 million as part of our ongoing project fleet upgrade being delivered with the financial support of the NSW Government and the boating community.”

Lake Macquarie 30 is powered by twin Suzuki 250hp 4-stroke outboard engines and equipped with state-of-the-art Raymarine navigation, Icom marine radio electronics, Furuno AIS (Automatic Identification System), FLIR night vision and advanced first aid equipment including cardiac defibrillator and oxygen therapy.

Commissioner Tannos reminded boaters to always wear their lifejackets and to Log On and Off with their local Marine Rescue radio base whenever they were on the water. To find your local base, visit www.marinerescuensw.com.au

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