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About Marine Rescue NSW – Forster Tuncurry

Marine Rescue NSW has a role at all levels in assisting members of the boating community to educate and protect themselves, their passengers and their vessels.

These roles are a core part of the “Constitution of Marine Rescue NSW”, registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, and include:

  • To provide assistance to public authorities entrusted with or connected with the administration or regulation of maritime affairs;
  • To assist or co-operate with any authority concerned or entrusted with the defence of the Realm;
  • To provide theoretical and practical instruction on seamanship subjects and boat handling;
  • To carry out marine search and rescue work or other water-borne service of a public or community nature.

Marine Rescue NSW works closely with the NSW Maritime Authority, NSW Police and Water Police, NSW SES, Australian Customs, NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire Brigade and the Rural Fire Services, St John Ambulance, WICEN, local councils and other government agencies.

In recent years, assistance provided by the Coastal Patrol has included:

  • Search and Rescue in offshore and coastal harbour, lake and river water