May 13, 2017
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Early start for the team this morning to assist a would-be angler who suffered mechanical difficulties early into his trip out into the Hauraki Gulf. Nothing like a 5am beeping alarm clock to start the day! ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago ·
Labour Weekend marks the start of the busy season on our Hauraki Gulf. Brush up on your ‘rules of the road at sea’ and give the friendly Maritime Police Officers and their sporting new jetskis a wave when your next out on the water.Those out and about on the water across Auckland this Labour weekend may be surprised to see a member of our Police Maritime Unit up close and personal as we deploy our new Jet Ski.
The Jet Ski (pictured) will allow the officer operating the PWC (personal watercraft) to get out and about more closely to boaties as well as be used for community engagement around the importance of staying safe on the water.
Inspector Dave Hines of the Police Maritime Unit says Police want our community to enjoy the long weekend but we also want to ensure that everyone is taking all the necessary precautions.
“It’s really easy to make sure you stay safe on the water. It’s all about being prepared, making sure you’ve done all the necessary checks on your boat and that you have the appropriate gear on board. That is lifejackets and reliable forms of communications equipment.”
“We also urge all boaties to ensure that you fully understand the ‘road rules’ of the water’. So have a great weekend out there, be sensible and if you see Deodar or our officer out on the Jet ski then say hello, we will be doing our best to keep you safe on the water but need everyone to take responsibility,” says Inspector Hines. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·
It's an oldie, but a great example of crew emergency response drills delivering a blistering deployment time for showing water off the bow using a portable water pump.Skipper Gary Watson, crew Mat Ray Rankin, Chris Thomas, John Trotter - watch it and weep!! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
A halyard pull can be a tricky manoeuvre, but extremely effective in assisting a yacht grounding.
#savinglivesatsea #coastguardnz #rescue ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·