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 Port Kembla volunteers rescue 3 in Mayday emergency
  • August 10, 2014

Photo: Port Kembla 30


Just before 1o’clock this afternoon, Marine Rescue Port Kembla and Port Kembla Water Police responded to a Mayday emergency call from a yacht that had struck nearby Bass Island.
 

On arrival three people were found safe and still on board the yacht.
 

After examination of the vessel it was determined that it could be pulled free safely.
 

A line from Marine Rescue vessel Port Kembla 30 was attached to the yacht and it was carefully pulled off the rocks, then towed to safety in Wollongong Harbour.
 

Marine Rescue Illawarra Regional Controller, Bruce Mitchell, said, “The Mayday was received by our radio base at Hill 60. Port Kembla 30 was in Port Kembla Harbour and responded within minutes of the call being received.”
 

“Four volunteers from Marine Rescue Port Kembla were on board our vessel including skipper Bruce Williamson and Unit Commander Peter Purnell.”
 

“Boaters should be aware that there is currently a strong wind warning for the Illawarra Coast. Observations for Port Kembla from the Bureau of Meteorology at 2:30 this afternoon showed winds from the West at 20 to 25knots and the forecast is for seas increasing to 2.5m this evening on a south-south easterly swell of 1metre.”
 

Marine Rescue NSW urges boaters to always wear life jackets and Log On with your local Marine Rescue NSW radio base.

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