Category Archives: Marine Rescues

VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radio Coverage Along The NSW Coastline


CYCA SOLAS Trusts has presented the State’s official volunteer marine rescue service, Marine Rescue NSW, with a grant for $36,400 to improve its VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) radio coverage along the NSW coastline in a significant boost to marine safety.

CYCA SOLAS Trusts Chairman Matt Allen presented the funding to MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney.

Commissioner Tannos said the grant would fund a project to improve the VHF DSC infrastructure at the 15 MRNSW Search and Rescue Coordination Centres (SARCC) along the NSW coastline and the central Sydney communications base at Terrey Hills. Continue Reading


Three Fishermen Rescued in North Queensland After Boat Capsize

Three fishermen rescued in North Queensland after boat capsize The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has coordinated a rescue of three fishermen off the coast of Weipa this morning after their fishing vessel sank. The men issued a Mayday radio call at around 5:30am (Qld time) which was picked up by the  REEF Vessel Traffic… Continue Reading

Two men rescued off South Australia – EPIRB Activated

15 December 2010 Two men were successfully rescued from their cray fishing trawler off South Australia today. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB  detection about 90 nautical miles west of Robe, South Australia at 6.20am (Adelaide local time). The EPIRB was registered to a cray… Continue Reading

Saved Fishos Booked By The Long Arm

Another news story about the poor attitude of mariners who expect everyone to come to their aid when marine rescue is needed. Of all places – the CROC infested waters off Darwin, Northern Territory. Amazing to think that the authorities don’t consider a VHF Marine Radio as part of the essential items to have onboard… Continue Reading

Idyllic To Disaster In Moments

A Queensland businessman had a 15.7 metre aluminium motor cruiser built in 2007 with the intention of using it for fishing charter work in the future. She was built to commercial standards but the fit out was not yet to the standard required for commercial operations. She lacked items such as a fixed fire extinguishing… Continue Reading

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