This month's Browns Bay Christmas Parade is just one of the ways we try and give back to the community that support us. Sometimes it's not just Santa that needs a ride in the big red boat. ... See MoreSee Less
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Shout out to Horizon Financial who are getting involved and giving back to the local community. If you support Coastguard North Shore and think we should benefit from Helping Hand, make sure you vote. ... See MoreSee Less
Helping Hand by Horizon is an initiative to give back to the local community via a donation to a locally based charity. To vote for one of the nominated charities, click here: www.horizonadvice.co.nz/helping-hand-by-horizon One of the three charities is Coastguard North Shore. Below is more about them... “The charity saving lives at sea” is what they stand for... Coastguard North Shore (CGNS) is a charitable organisation of dedicated volunteers who willingly give up their time to make a contribution to the safety of the local boating community by being on call 24/7 for those in need. Based in Browns Bay, CGNS is on the water every weekend and on public holidays and is ready to respond anywhere in the inner and outer Hauraki Gulf. CGNS primarily survives financially on donations from the public, and annual membership fees. CGNS is part of Coastguard NZ, a nationwide charitable organisation made up of over 2000 volunteers who man 92 dedicated rescue vessels around the country. CGNS has one of the busiest rescue vessels in the country and between 4 March to 1 November 2017, the boat has already logged over 674 hours on the water.
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Coastguard North Shore crew getting on with the role they are trained for. We're there to help when things don't go to plan, but being able to call for help quickly can make all the difference. Share your plan with someone ashore, ensure you're prepared for the conditions and always take adequate forms of communication. ... See MoreSee Less
At 1608, Coastguard Operations took a call from a woman whose father was out kitesurfing near Bayswater, had got into difficulty and was overdue. Meanwhile, a friend in a dinghy had taken to the water to search for the man as well, but this effort ended badly when the dinghy capsized, throwing a second person into trouble. By 1634, Coastguard vessels from the Waiheke, Howick, North Shore and Auckland units had quickly converged on the last reported location of the kitesurfer to began an involved search for the two missing people, alongside 2 Police vessels and the Harbourmaster. Luckily, a passing vessel came across the two, plucking them both from the water - a little shocked at the turn of events but otherwise okay. It was the most dramatic of a busy day on the water, with Whangarei's Circa Rescue paged out to begin searching for a missing diver (who subsequently surfaced, fine and well); Waiheke, Hibiscus Rescue 1 and Lion Foundation Rescue assisting a boatie in distress near Motuihe; and Coastguard Air Patrol participating alongside Surf Lifesaving in a search for a possible missing person off Kariotahi Beach after clothing was found. Not to mention the Operations Centre volunteers coordinating it all!
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