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News & Media

  • February 17, 2014

photo: Member for Swansea Garry Edwards presenting the Go Pro cameras to Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue Unit Commander John Hatton and Deputy Unit Commander Roger Evans at the Pelican Rescue Base.

Member for Swansea Garry Edwards has today presented Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue with Go Pro cameras as part of the NSW Government’s roll out of sophisticated training cameras for the volunteer organisation.

Mr Edwards welcomed the delivery of the cameras to Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie, whose members operate on some of the State’s most popular boating waterways.

“$30,000 in funding is being used to roll out 70 Go Pro cameras to Marine Rescue crews across the state and I was pleased to present several cameras to Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue,” Mr Edwards.

“This new equipment will be of great benefit not only in training but also in promoting the skill and experience of the MRNSW volunteers, whose work usually goes unseen because it takes place off shore, away from the public view.

“This will not only help raise public awareness of the great work of MRNSW members but also assist in the organisation’s recruitment activities to ensure it can provide a sustainable rescue service into the future,” Mr Edwards said.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said the operational footage from the video cameras, which will be installed on the frontline rescue fleet, will be invaluable in providing the members with realistic training scenarios and rescue debriefings.

“No rescue operation and no day at sea is ever the same and these volunteers are frequently called on to place their own safety at risk rescuing or assisting boaters in trouble in terrible conditions,” Minister Gallacher said.

“The advantage of these cameras is that they can operate automatically after being set, allowing the volunteers to concentrate on the rescue operation, which obviously is the first priority.

“There are always lessons to be learned in a process of continual improvement and this vision will be of significant value in helping volunteers learn from their colleagues’ experience.

“No textbook exercise can ever replace seeing for yourself the difficulties of coming alongside a stricken vessel, transferring an ill passenger on board and taking the vessel under tow in a rolling three to four metre swell.

Mr Gallacher said the cameras also would be used for the organisation’s public boating safety education courses and activities.


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