In a boating emergency

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Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


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9450 2468


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  • Marine Rescue boat & base an investment in river safety
  • June 03, 2017

The official opening of the Marine Rescue Moama base and commissioning of the unit’s rescue vessel today underlined a $300,000 investment in boating safety on the Murray River.

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos and Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey joined volunteers and emergency services personnel from both sides of the border for the dual celebration.

Representatives of the NSW Police Force, Victoria Police, NSW Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority and NSW State Emergency Service attended, along with MRNSW Directors, Glenn Felkin, Pat Fayers, David White and John Lynch.

Commissioner Tannos said the unit provided the first dedicated river rescue service to the boating community on the busy stretch of the Murray in the Moama district.

He said Moama 20, a robust $220,000 6.8m Ocean Cylinder Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), was one of the service’s 72 new and refurbished vessels, worth more than $17.6 million.

“It is well suited to the operating conditions on the Murray,” he said.

“The vessel has the confident handling and speed of a traditional RHIB, combined with the durability of puncture-proof foam-filled sponsons that can stand up to the rigours of river environments.

“It is fitted with an array of search and rescue, navigation and advanced first aid equipment, significantly boosting the capability of the unit’s volunteers.”

Commissioner Tannos said the unit base at the Five Mile Boat Ramp - built and fitted out at a cost of $76,000 on land and a concrete slab donated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service - provided the 22 unit members with a safe working environment and protection for their vital search and rescue equipment.

He thanked the volunteers for their commitment to serving their community.

Unit Commander Ken Bambling said the unit was always looking for new recruits.

“You could be a member of a boat rescue crew, fundraiser or boating safety trainer,” he said. “It’s a great unit and we all get a lot of satisfaction from giving something back to the community.”

Commissioner Tannos thanked the State Government, including the National Parks and Wildlife Service, boaters and members of the community for their ongoing support for the work of the Moama volunteers to save lives on the water.

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