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Marine Rescue Eden crew deployed for offshore rescue

Update – Sat 2 March 2024 9:20AM

Volunteers from Marine Rescue Eden completed a successful five-and-a-half hour rescue mission on board XRAY 30 last night.

A volunteer crew was deployed from Snug Cove at 3:30pm Friday after a fisherman became stranded 22kms off Green Cape.

Marine Rescue NSW Inspector Glenn Sullivan said the man’s vessel suffered mechanical failure.

“NSW Police Marine Area Command tasked the Eden crew for the mission after a call for assistance was received just before 3pm.

“A volunteer crew from Marine Rescue Eden was assembled and rescue vessel XRAY 30 was on route to the stranded boater within 30 minutes.

“The seas were bumpy but the Marine Rescue Eden crew reached the disabled vessel in just over an hour.

“The boater was ok and his six metre vessel taken in tow by XRAY 30.

“The challenging sea conditions resulted in a slow and steady return to Eden.

“The man and his vessel were safely returned to Sung Cove at 9pm.

“It was a long, challenging afternoon and evening for our Marine Rescue Eden crew but they did an exceptional job along with our radio operators who provided vital communications during the rescue.

“We encourage all boaters to Log On with Marine Rescue NSW either via the free Marine Rescue app or VHF channel 16.

“Logging On ensures our volunteers keep watch for a boaters safe return,” Inspector Sullivan said.

Fri 1 March 2024 3:30PM

Volunteers from Marine Rescue Eden have been tasked by NSW Police Marine Area Command to rescue a boater whose vessel suffered mechanical failure southeast of Eden this afternoon.

Marine Rescue NSW Inspector Glenn Sullivan said the call for assistance came through just before 3pm.

“The disabled vessel is approximately 12 nautical miles (22kms) off Green Cape.

“The lone person on board is safe and well.

“A volunteer crew was assembled and Marine Rescue NSW vessel XRAY 30 has been deployed.

“Conditions are deteriorating with a northeasterly developing.

“It is anticipated that our Marine Rescue Eden crew will reach the disabled vessel in just over an hour.

“Because of the distance and the current conditions it is expected that once our crew secures the disabled vessel, it will take approximately three hours to return the man and his boat to Eden,” Inspector Sullivan said.

Marine Rescue NSW is a volunteer based not-for-profit professional organisation dedicated to keeping boaters safe on the water and supporting local communities.