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Busy Illawarra weekend for Marine Rescue NSW

August 28, 2023 9:07 am in by
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A crew from Marine Rescue Port Kembla has rescued three people after receiving a call that a vessel was seriously disabled and in danger of sinking 15 kilometres off Windang on Saturday morning.

Port Kembla 31 was deployed to assist with the persons on board the 5 five to six metre motor cruiser struggling to contain the amount of water entering the boat after suffering engine failure.

Marine Rescue NSW Inspector Stuart Massey said volunteers on board Port Kembla 31 responded swiftly.

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“The PK 31 crew arrived on scene and transferred the three people safely onto the rescue vessel with their boat in danger of sinking.

Inspector Massey said it was a busy Saturday morning on the Illawarra Coast.

“While the Port Kembla crew was undertaking the rescue, volunteers on board Shellharbour 30 responded to a vessel needing assistance near Bass Islet off Port Kembla.

“They brought two people back safely then as they were leaving Port Kembla they were called to a distressed vessel off Bass Point.

“The Shellharbour 30 crew rescued the two people on board and their vessel, returning them safely to Shellharbour Marina. 

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