Marine Rescue NSW is the name of the newly established volunteer marine rescue organisation in NSW.
For many years NSW had three voluntary marine rescue organisations: Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol and Volunteer Rescue Association. Each had an assortment of vessels, operational bases and hundreds of volunteers.
The formation of the new body was the main recommendation of the Price Report into the volunteer marine rescue movement. Ninety-three per cent of almost 800 submissions to the inquiry supported the creation of a single marine rescue group.
Marine Rescue NSW unifies 56 former marine rescue units and will provide NSW with the largest safety net of marine search and rescue, radio communication and boating education services of any state in Australia.
Visit the website www.marinerescuensw.com.au for topics including Safety At Sea, Offshore Tracking, Training & Education and the Marine Radio Network.