Work to repair the Coffs Harbour International Marina will take until September.
Work to repair the Coffs Harbour International Marina will take until September. Lou Marambio.

Letter to the editors - June 15, 2016: Other side of the news

THIS past weekend has tested many of us, but perhaps none so much as those who survived the storm on their boats at the marina.

I won't even attempt to put into words what we all experienced, as only those who were there will really know.

It didn't matter whose boat, large or small, local or visitor, luxurious or otherwise, all were looked after as best as possible by all those in attendance, making do with whatever resources we had at hand and improvising at every turn.

The courage and bravery shown by so many was truly inspiring and allowed us to continue long past the point of exhaustion.

Then, as soon as outside help could reach us, we had an army of people, both volunteer and paid all doing whatever was needed to keep us and our vessels safe.

Because of the actions of all involved and despite the almost total destruction of the marina, no lives were lost and only two boats went down.

So, on behalf of all of us, to all of us, I'd like to say... thanks.

Steve O'Neil,  Coffs Harbour



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