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 NSW volunteers on safety watch over holidays
  • December 26, 2015

Marine Rescue NSW has hundreds of skilled search and rescue volunteers ready to respond to boating emergencies over the summer holidays.

The rescue service has 45 units along the NSW coast from Point Danger to Eden and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama.

MRNSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey urged boaters to make safety their number one priority during the peak boating season.

“We sincerely hope that no boaters face an emergency during the holidays, but we are prepared for any that might occur,” he said.

“These are the busiest holidays of the year for boating and many boaters will be travelling to holiday destinations and unfamiliar waterways.

“I would like to remind boaters that they are always welcome to call our Marine Rescue bases for experienced local knowledge and advice. This is especially important at locations with bars between the harbour entrance and the open ocean,” he said.

“We have more than 3,000 highly trained volunteers in our organisation, many of whom will be on duty and stand-by over the entire holiday period to help ensure the safety of boaters and their families.”

Deputy Commissioner Storey urged skippers to make sure everyone on board was wearing a lifejacket and to Log On with their local MRNSW volunteers by marine radio or the free MarineRescue mobile App.

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