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




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News & Media

  • Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry Water Expo wins 2014 NSW Water Safety Award
  • September 27, 2014

Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry has been named a winner in the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards, taking out the prize for the Water Safety Event of the Year.

The Award, presented tonight, is for the unit’s successful Water Expo, staged in January at the peak of the summer holiday and boating season. The award was accepted by Deputy Unit Commander Ray Mazurek.

Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey congratulated the members of MR Forster-Tuncurry on their well-deserved recognition.

“The Water Expo was a great way to educate the community, raise awareness of water and boating safety and demonstrate the rescue skill and professionalism of the unit’s volunteers and theircolleagues in the emergency services and maritime agencies,” he said.

“The event’s search and rescue exercises, showcasing the coordination and precision required in joint emergency operations on the water and in the air, attracted large crowds of locals and tourists alike.

“The Forster-Tuncurry area is a popular summer holiday destination and the Water Expo was a great opportunity for local water safety agencies to provide key safety advice and information to the community, especially visitors unfamiliar with local waterways and conditions.”

The event included demonstrations by Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry crews, along with the NSW Police vesselIntrepid and the Westpac rescue helicopter.

Other agencies taking part included Australian Customs and Border Protection Services, NSW Fisheries, Roads and Maritime Services and Surf Life Saving.

“Congratulations to all the volunteer members of Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry for thisprestigiousacknowledgement of their valuable contribution to water and boating safety,” Deputy Commissioner Storey said.

“The unit last week celebrated its 25th anniversary and this award shows it is continuing to serve the community and raise awareness of the need for safety on the water in effective and innovative ways.”

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