Marine Rescue exercise off the Illawarra

March 10, 2023 9:41 am in by


Marine Rescue NSW volunteers from the Port Kembla unit will join members of Surf Life Saving Illawarra and Wollongong City Council Lifeguards for a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) off Wollongong’s northern beaches this weekend.

The SAREX will be held around Bellambi and Woonona from 7am this Saturday.

Marine Rescue NSW Illawarra Duty Operations Manager Stuart Massey said Marine Rescue looks forward to working alongside other emergency services.

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“It’s essential these exercises take place to practice for the worst possible scenario of people missing in the water,” he said.

Massey said that Marine Rescue vessel Port Kembla 31 will take part in the exercise.

Image: Marine Rescue NSW