Marine Rescue NSW volunteers tow a broken down boat back to safety.
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers tow a broken down boat back to safety.

More hands on deck

BOAT skippers can take comfort there are now more volunteers on watch in NSW keeping coastal waters safe.

Marine Rescue NSW has announced it has recruited its 3000th member.

A significant milestone, the coast watch service says it has recorded a 33 per cent increase in the number of volunteers.

Marine Rescue NSW commissioner Glenn Finniss said the achievement is an historic occasion and reflects upon the dedicated members of Marine Rescue NSW.

That applies to the volunteers who man the radios around the clock, the men and women who crew rescue vessels, through to the fundraisers, support volunteers and other helpful members of the public.

“Now for the next 1000 members,” Mr Finniss said.

“Boating continues to grow in NSW and there are plenty of opportunities for more Marine Rescue volunteers.

“Every week so far this year our more than 50 units have provided emergency assistance to people in trouble on the waterways.”

Start the ball rolling on the next 1000 volunteer members of Marine Rescue NSW.

Simply click on the ‘want to be a volunteer’ icon on the front page of website.



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