The committed and dedicated crew at Port Macquarie Marine Rescue were honoured for their contributions to the community on November 4 with a special citation from the Premier of NSW. The outstanding contribution of volunteers and service personnel during the 2019-2020 bushfires is being recognised with a NSW Bushfire Emergency Citation. More than 65,000 people…

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A COMMUNITY grant has enabled volunteers from Sailability Port Macquarie to get up to speed and tune into the use of VHF radios. The training has been hosted by Marine Rescue Port Macquarie thanks to more than $1500 in funding from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. Marine Rescue has been able to train Sailability crew members in…

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This morning at the Marine Rescue Port Macquarie unit, duty crew were given a training scenario where a 4m runabout with 3 POB onboard was hit by a whale as it breached east of Bird Rock. The duty crew arrived at the distressed vessel to find 2 seriously injured people onboard; one with head injuries…

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The Town Beach Radio Base is on track to be completely up and running by early September. It’s been nearly a year since the facility was extensively damaged by fire in September, 2019. The blaze originated from a female amenities area, causing smoke and heat damage to the Marine Rescue radio base and kiosk areas.…

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Congratulations Rodney Page (pictured right) on having been awarded the 15 year National Medal. Rodney is a Skipper at the Marine Rescue Port Macquarie unit, as well as the Regional Training Manager for Marine Rescue NSW. Rodney is a stalwart member to MRNSW and his responsibilities include insuring that training standards are maintained within all…

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The 2019/20 Boat Raffle was drawn today by Leslie Williams MP and the lucky winners are :- 1st Prize – ticket No. 00938 Craig from Bonny Hills 2nd Prize – ticket No. 15767 Tim from Forbes 3rd Prize – ticket No. 15569 Michael from Port Macquarie Our thanks to all who participated in our fundraising…

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Repair work is scheduled to start later this month (April) on the Marine Rescue radio base and Salty Crew Kiosk at Town Beach in Port Macquarie. The Marine Rescue radio base and kiosk were damaged during a building fire on September 12, 2019. The blaze originated from a female amenities area, causing smoke and heat…

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