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Unit Commander’s Update

What a year!

This has been the time of greatest growth of the Terrigal Unit since Terrigal Sea Rescue merged into Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW in 2009.

In this last year we have doubled our membership, doubled the area of our operational base in Terrigal Haven, built a new Radio Room, launched this new website and Radio Club Hub, and we have ordered our new open-sea rescue vessel to replace the venerable and much-loved “Mary George”.

To ensure our 24/7 readiness to respond to distress calls, we have maintained a rigorous regime of formal classroom training together with crew capability assessments/certifications and regular training exercises.  These exercises are staged continually within the Terrigal Unit, as well as in conjunction with other MRNSW Units and external organisations involved in maritime search & rescue with which we co-operate.

Our Unit operates in conjunction with the NSW Police Marine Area Command (MACSaR) and other emergency services, including the NSW Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, Ambulance Service NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW and the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association in response to emergencies.

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