Port Kembla crews figure in March rescues

April 6, 2023 6:28 am in by


Marine Rescue NSW volunteers across the state’s 46 units completed 425 rescue missions in March, returning 920 boaters to shore, with Port Kembla involved in nine rescues.

The number of rescue missions in March was down slightly from 478 in February, disabled vessels accounted for 300 of the rescue missions with 37 per cent caused by engine failure.

Marine Rescue NSW acting Deputy Commissioner Darren Schott said many of these incidents were preventable.

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“It’s vitally important that boaters keep their vessel properly serviced and always carry enough fuel for their journey,” he said.

There was a 16 per cent increase in the number of boaters Logging On with Marine Rescue NSW.

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