Major Marine Rescue NSW exercise for Shellharbour

May 22, 2024 9:05 am in by
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More than 60 Marine Rescue NSW volunteers from all seven units across the Illawarra region will take part in a major search and rescue exercise (SAREX) hosted by Marine Rescue Shellharbour, at Shellharbour Marina this weekend, May 25-26.

Marine Rescue NSW Illawarra Zone Duty Operations Manager, Inspector Stuart Massey said the exercise will be coordinated by NSW Police Marine Area Command and involve partner agencies including Surf Life Saving NSW and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

“These exercises are held to put our training into practice alongside our partner agencies so when the call comes we can respond with an efficient coordinated response,” he said.

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Inspector Massey said the Illawarra SAREX is a crucial training exercise to ensure Marine Rescue NSW volunteers are rescue ready.