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News & Media

  • Coffs Harbour sea search sharpens skills and coordination
  • February 28, 2018

Photos: Marine Rescue NSW

The weather was wet with 15-20 knot winds and 1 to 2 metre seas.

This morning the rescue vessels Coffs Harbour 30, Nambucca 20, Trial Bay 30 and Woolgoolga 30 moved into defined search areas between South Solitary Island and Coffs Harbour to locate two targets representing boaters who had failed to return from a boating trip Friday.

“They give up their time to provide boaters with a vital safety net on the water.”

Mr Storey said MRNSW volunteers on the Mid North Coast were committed to building their skills and knowledge.

“This allows everyone to fine-tune their response and maximize safety,” he said.

MRNSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey said it was important for water safety partners to train together.
The mock emergency also involved personnel and assets from the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command in Coffs Harbour and Sydney. 

More than 20 volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW’s Coffs Harbour, Nambucca, Port Macquarie, Trial Bay and Woolgoolga units were activated. 

The event was organized to test agencies’ marine search and rescue practices and coordination.

Marine rescue experts have successfully completed a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) off Coffs Harbour.

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