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  • Generous boater reaches out to Marine Rescue unit
  • April 03, 2017

A businessman, who loves boating, has come to the aid of Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking, which had vital safety equipment stolen from a rescue boat three weekends in a row.

Ace Gutters Chief Executive Officer Don Anderson recently visited the base at Hungry Point, Cronulla, with a cheque for $10,000.

“I could see that they needed some help,” he said.

Mr Anderson said Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking volunteers did a “fantastic” job assisting boaters in trouble.

“As we’ve always said in boating, always give someone a hand because one day it’s going to happen to you.”

He bought his first boat, a 16 foot speed boat, in his late teens and now has a 48 foot cruising motor yacht.

“My interest has always been in general boating,” he said.

He enjoys taking friends, family and staff out on the water.

Mr Anderson’s Mortdale-based company manufactures gutters and roofing, employing about 200 people in Sydney, Melbourne and Nowra on the NSW South Coast.

The $10,000 donation cheered up Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking Unit Commander Frank Robards, who is tired of replacing flares and fire extinguishers stolen from the fast response boat Port Hacking 30.

“I am proud and grateful that Don Anderson and his company have donated this money,” Mr Robards said. “It is appreciated not only by me but all of the volunteer members of this unit.”

He said it would help replace stolen gear and cover operating costs such as fuel and maintenance.

Mr Robards said PH 30 was stationed at Hungry Point to provide fast access to Port Hacking, Bate Bay, Botany Bay and offshore.

The wharf where the boat is based is a restricted area, with no public access. The site is also home to Marine Rescue NSW State Headquarters.

On a recent Sunday morning volunteers arrived and found three young men in the crew room next to the wharf. The intruders ran away, leaving behind a bottle of vodka.

The New South Wales Police Force Miranda Local Area Command is investigating the break-ins.


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