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

  • Boat with seven on board sinks at Port Stephens
  • December 26, 2015

Two vessels from Marine Rescue Port Stephens, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a rubber duckie from NSW Surf Life Saving went to the assistance of seven people whose boat sank at the Fingal Light in Port Stephens this afternoon.

The vessel ran into difficulties and struck rocks before sinking. The seven passengers and two dogs reached the relative safety of the land below the lighthouse and have now been lifted off by Westpac Helicopter and transported to Fingal Beach.

All passengers were wearing lifejackets and no injuries have been reported.

Marine Rescue vessels Port Stephens 30 and Port Stephens 40 responded to the emergency. Port Stephens 30 has been called to another incident and Port Stephens 40 is standing by.


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