Second busiest boating season for Marine Rescue NSW

May 9, 2024 9:17 am in by
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Illawarra crews have figured highly in rescue activity from Marine Rescue NSW.

Marine Rescue NSW’s 3,400 volunteers have completed their second busiest boating season on record with 3,242 search and rescue missions, including 921 emergency responses between October 1, 2023 and ANZAC Day this year.

This season’s figure was just shy of the record 3,251 missions completed during the 2022/23 boating season.

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Illawarra crews conducted 351 search and rescue missions, with 179 emergency responses with 847 people safely returned to shore, Port Kembla the busiest again with 106 missions.