CoastguardMana

Saving Lives at Sea



Maritime Emergency?


Dial 111 and ask for Police

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"There is little better than a day out on the water. Whether it's a gentle sail, a blast up the coast, lines over the side, a dive to explore the bottom, or a get together with mates....

...there is little worse than finding yourself in trouble in that patch of paradise, wishing that you knew more, or that your family or crew could get you and your boat safely back to shore if ever they had to."

Coastguard looks out for the safety of every person who goes to sea off our coast or enjoys any of the region's harbours, or beaches.

 

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 04/08/2019 - 12:45 - 15:00
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
9

A 15' runabout was swamped on the beach at Green Bay after pulling up on the beach. A wave, larger than normal, took them by surprise and swamped the boat. They were able to bail it out but by the time they had done that the waves were pushing the boat further up the beach and they were unable to get away.

Posted by Trevor Burgess
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:30 - 11:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
1
Total Volunteer Hours: 
15

Yacht Jackjumper broken mooring and drifted onto sandbank.  Hard aground.  Used main anchor to kedge bow around, rafted up and returned to mooring.  Refastened.

As short of crew took two harbour rangers out ot assist as owners rep.

Wind increased from 30 knot NW to 45 knot NW.  Tide turned at 1030hours

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 30/06/2019 - 09:00 - 12:00
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
6

Summer Ice had a battery failure on startup after fishing, engine would not turn over

Boat well found, crew in PFD's, 2 forms of communication

Not Coastguard members

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Wed, 19/06/2019 - 20:00 - 22:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
10

Received a call from the Wellington Harbour Master asking if we could assist them to remove/disable a bird scarer on a moored boat in Onepoto Harbour. The electronic scarer was making a lot of noise on a still night and the local residents asked noise control to get it turned off. 

We took the Harbour Master and a Noise Control officer out to the vessel to disable it, with the owner's permission.

No birds were harmed in the operation, but several were found roosting on the vessel while the device was active :)

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 14/06/2019 - 08:10 - 11:00
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
2

Mana Rescue 1 with 3 x crew responded to a report from police of a red kayak drifting in Pukerua Bay, no sighting of any persons on board.

Contact made with Police SAR doing area observations and a parallel track and directed trackline search assisted in locating a "fishng kayak" look-a-like log.

The job shows the importance of  reports from the public and that usingt 111 to report when concerned for someone's safety is always a good thing to do.

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:00 - 09:00
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
12

A yacht had come from Nelson overnight, hit a storm in Cook Strait and decided to run into Porirua Harbour at night.

Tired crew and insufficient local knowledge meant that they did not follow the lights and ran aground several times on the way before sticking on the sandbank outside the Marina on a rising tide with the wind blowing them onto the breakwater.

MR1 with 4 crew attended, putting 1 crew on the yacht to assist, towed them to deep water. From there she then motored safely into the breastworks outside Mana Cruising Club.

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 13/04/2019 - 11:30 - 15:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
20

6m alluminium commercial fishing boat with 2 people on board broken down and at anchor near the shore just north of Boom Rock. The conditions at the time were rough with a 25-35kt southerly, but the vessel was tucked in near the coast.

Vessel was taken under tow by Mana Rescue 1 and returned back to Mana Cruising Club launching ramp. 

Posted by Trevor Farmer
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Thu, 21/03/2019 - 16:00 - 17:45
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
0
Total Volunteer Hours: 
8

Police were called from a boatie (around 1430), not able to start engine, location not known but could see a road and cars, somewhere in the Mana approaches

CGM activated at 1600 and responded to establish an area of probility  to search. IMT Trevor B had made contact with some other vessels in the area but no potential sightings

Posted by Mark Presling
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Fri, 01/03/2019 - 13:30 - 15:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
8

4.8m runabout out fishing most of the day with 3 POB. After moving a couple of times the last time appears to have drained the battery while lifting the anchor and they couldn't get the enging started.

We provided a jump pack that they used to start the engine and get themselves home.

Posted by Trevor Burgess
Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sun, 17/02/2019 - 19:45 - 21:45
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
6
Total Volunteer Hours: 
10

Bayliner 20 foot on rocks at Western end of Kaitawa Bay (41 05.34S  174 50.97E.  6 POB, arrived on scene 20:33.  All POB safe on land and confirmed noone in water or on vessel.  

Unable to find safe landing asshore  all OK

Informed Harbour Master of vessel on rocks and unable to retrieve and returned to base.

Police # P0036662824



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