Marine Rescue NSW thanks Illawarra boaters

June 13, 2024 9:54 am in by
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Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Darren Schott has praised boaters across the state for heeding advice about monitoring weather and sea conditions last month resulting in the Service’s quietest May since 2020.

Marine Rescue NSW volunteers across the state completed 203 search and rescue missions last month, including 70 emergency responses with crews safely returning 363 people to shore.

For the Illawarra, just 11 search and rescue missions, including 7 emergency responses, with 20 people safely returned to shore.

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“It is extremely pleasing that boaters didn’t put themselves or others at risk for a day on the water with numerous days of unfavorable weather last month,” Deputy Commissioner Schott said.