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

  • Choppy Sunday for Lake Macquarie crew
  • February 16, 2015

A crew from Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie has battled rough seas to return a 6.7m boat to safety after it was stranded 14 nautical miles off Swansea.

Radio Operator Lyn Cousins received a VHF radio call for help at 10.45am yesterday from the skipper of the Bar Crusher, reporting that the vessel, on a fishing trip with three people on board, was disabled. The skipper had earlier Logged On with the unit.

Skipper John Nissen and crew members Tom Case and Grahame Hesketh responded on board Lake Macquarie 21, navigating 2.5m seas to locate the vessel and tow it back to Blacksmiths boat ramp, just inside Swansea Heads.

LM 21 reached the vessel at 1.15pm, taking it in tow for the journey back through rough seas and across a moderate Swansea Bar. The vessel was returned to its destination at 2.25pm.

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