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12 July 2018

Marine Rescue Shoalhaven has been invited to the Community Matters Monthly Fair Road Tour at the Culburra Beach Community Hall on Wednesday 18 July 2018. Our stall will be an information recruiting activity. If you are in the area on the day please drop in and say hello. Prospective volunteers will be able to receive information on the joining process.

This event is organised by the Shoalhaven City Council and is run monthly at various locations along the coast.


Wednesday 11 July 2018

Marine Rescue Shoalhaven's Class 3 Rescue Vessel Shoalhaven 30 was responded to a 6.2 metre runabout with three persons on board that had lost power some 7 nautical miles off Seven Mile Beach.  SA-30 responded around 1514hrs with skipper Mike, and Crew Marty and Bob, arriving on scene around 1700hrs.  After a jump start the broken down vessel was able to proceed to Kiama Harbour under its own power with SA-30 arriving back at Greenwell Point around 1830hrs.  Image below shows SA-30 arriving at the vessel in need of assistance.



Friday 3 February 2017

Marine Rescue Shoalhaven's new Rescue Vessel Shoalhaven 20 arrives in the Shoalhaven and is launched at Grays Beach Nowra.  The new vessel is a 7.5 metre Ocean Cylinder built by Yamba Welding & Engineering and is powered by twin 150hp Suzuki four stroke outboard engines.  Electronics provided by Raymarine and include radar, FLIR, electronic charts and AIS, all monitored through three multi-function displays.


The new vessel was transported by road and arrived at Greenwell Point just after lunch, however it was decided that Grays Beach at Nowra would be a more suitable location.  The vessel was then transported to Nowra and with the assistance of a crane was lowered into the water in the late afternoon.  The new vessel was then towed to Greenwell Point by Shoalhaven 30, Shoalhaven 20 will not become operational until vessel crews are inducted and trained on the new systems fitted.  It is anticipated this will be completed in the next two months.





Sunday 16 October 2016

Volunteers from Marine Rescue Shoalhaven were called out this afternoon to assist two crew thrown into the water from a capsized catamaran.  Strong north-easterly winds up to 30 knots caused difficult conditions offshore and while one man was able to cling to the upturned vessel, the other drifted away.  Rescue vessel Shoalhaven 30 responded to a call for assistance and was joined by Westpac and Ambulance helicopters in the search for the catamaran.  The crew from Shoalhaven 30 located the upturned vessel and one crew member, taking him aboard.

The other man drifted towards the beach where he was spotted and rescued by a member of the public on a surf ski.  Bruce Mitchell, Marine Rescue Regional Controller for Illawarra, said “The man rescued by our volunteers on Shoalhaven 30 is reported to be safe and well, although shaken by the ordeal. He has been transported to Greenwell Point and did not require ambulance attention.”  “We understand that the man rescued by the surf ski is also safe and well with no reported injuries.”, said Bruce Mitchell.

The catamaran was unable to be rescued due to the conditions and washed up on the beach at Culburra the following day.


23 July 2016

 Dr Peter Taylor from Marine Rescue Shoalhaven, was named Marine Rescue NSW's Officer of the Year's at this years Rotary Emergency Service Community Awards last night (23 July 2016).  Peter has been a member of Marine Rescue Shoalhaven for 18 years serving as rescue boat crew, training officer, committee member and many other roles in the organisation.  Peter is also a Life Member of Marine Rescue NSW.


June 2016

New rescue vessel  for Marine Rescue Shoalhaven announced.

A new vessel to replace SA-31 (TSRV Crookhaven) has been ordered, the 7.5 metre Ocean Cylinder with twin 150hp outboard engines is scheduled for delivery in November 2016.  Below is a line diagram of the new vessel.  TSRV Crookhaven has been in service since 2003 and was withdrawn from service in 2016.

Easter 2015

Marine Rescue Shoalhaven would like to thank Greenwell Point Bowling and Sports club for a very generous donation of $4000.00 on Thursday 3 April 2015. Club president Steve Brien presented life member of Marine Rescue NSW, Jacky Klausen with the cheque.  3 other local charities also received the same amount. The club is a major supporter of Marine Rescue Shoalhaven through regular large annual donations and by allowing Jacky to run a weekly meat raffle along with fellow members and supporting it with a jackpot star ball promotion. This provides an annual income of around $12,000.00 + per year for our unit.


Easter Boat Raffle results


Winners of Marine Rescue Shoalhaven's annual boat raffle - drawn Sunday 5 April at the Greenwell Point Bowling and Sports Club:

1st prize Ticket No SA1906 from Callala

2nd prize Ticket No SA15411 from Shoalhaven Heads

3rd prize Ticket No  SA7582 

4th prize Ticket No SA4725  

5th prize Ticket No SA2446  


All prizes have now been claimed, Marine Rescue Shoalhaven would like to thanks all those who supported us through the purchase of tickets.  The raffle raised a total of $17500.00, all of which goes into the running of our unit.



September Starball Winner

Greenwell Point Bowling and Sports Club sponsor a starball promotion each Thursday night along with a raffle run by Marine Rescue NSW Shoalhaven. If the jackpot of $2500.00 is reached the draw continues till the starball is drawn. On September 24 th was such a night. Belinda Mullen pictured 2nd from the right below was the lucky winner. Belinda was so excited about her win she donated $500.00 to Marine Rescue NSW Shoalhaven. THANK YOU BELINDA FOR YOUR GENEROSITY