Marine Rescue has record number of rescues

April 28, 2023 8:57 am in by
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Marine Rescue NSW has recorded a record number of rescues over the 2022/23 boating season, with Port Kembla involved in almost 100.

Marine Rescue NSW volunteers across the state from the Tweed to Eden and on the inland waterways of the Alpine Lakes and at Moama were involved in a record 3,263 rescue missions from October 1, 2022 to ANZAC Day this year.

This season’s figure was an increase of 1.3% on the previous record set during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020/21 while emergency missions increased by 7% to 897. 

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The Port Kembla unit was involved in 97 rescues for the boating season.

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Alex Barrell said volunteer crews returned 7,472 boaters to shore during the season.