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Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


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9450 2468


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News & Media

  • Marine Rescue NSW leader honoured on Australia Day
  • January 25, 2019

Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey has been officially recognised for his commitment to boating safety and the development of the State’s official volunteer marine rescue service.

Deputy Commissioner Storey was awarded the prestigious Emergency Services Medal in the national Australia Day Honours.

MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos congratulated the Deputy Commissioner on the national recognition of his distinguished service.

“Deputy Commissioner Storey has given exceptional service to assist and protect the boating community and drive the development of volunteer marine rescue capability on NSW waterways,” he said.

“This award is fitting recognition of his professionalism in building our organisation, matched by his commitment to ensuring our volunteers have the support, training and world-class resources they need to perform their duties safely and effectively.”

He said that since joining MRNSW in 2013, Deputy Commissioner Storey had been tireless in his commitment to the professional development of the organisation and its volunteers, introducing a range of new operational procedures, training programs and upgraded resources to enhance services and volunteer safety, qualifications and experience.

He is responsible for managing the service's operational activities, including emergency search and rescue response, fleet standards, volunteer training and the operation of the State’s marine radio network.

He has also been instrumental in the $20 million program to modernise the MRNSW rescue fleet, which has delivered 87 new and refurbished rescue vessels to ensure volunteers have safe, reliable and modern boats for their vital work to save lives on the water.

The Deputy Commissioner represents MRNSW on the State Rescue Board Risk and Resilience Sub-Committee and Policy Advisory Committee, which plans and delivers marine rescue services for the state.

He also brings insight to his senior management responsibilities from his own lengthy experience as an active volunteer, currently undertaking his 26th annual season of regular active patrols as a volunteer life saver, both in New Zealand and NSW.

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