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




MarineRescue App

The new MarineRescue App is making it easier than ever for boaters to Log On, Log Off and stay safe on NSW waters. It's the only app that will connect you directly to Marine Rescue NSW.

Weather Warnings

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News & Media

  • Rescued yacht sinks during tow.
  • December 23, 2014

Despite the best efforts of all concerned, the disabled yacht that was being towed to shore after being located by rescuers this morning south-east of Jervis Bay, has sunk.

The yacht’s skipper was taken on board the NSW Police Marine Area Command vessel that had been standing by.

Before leaving his yacht, the man let loose the line that was being used to tow his yacht and it was reeled in by the tow vessel Marine Rescue vessel Jervis Bay 40.

The man is being taken to Jervis Bay.

Marine Rescue Regional Controller Brice Mitchell said, “The yachtsman is very fortunate that he escaped with his life. An incident like this clearly demonstrates how quickly problems at sea can quickly escalate into life-threatening emergencies.”

“With the holiday season already under way, Marine Rescue NSW urges all boaters to Log On and Log Off with their local Marine Rescue Radio base and to always wear a lifejacket when on board.”

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