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Welcome to Marine Rescue Kioloa
Deputy Joan Noble ESM and Unit Commander Louise Andrews
Marine Rescue Kioloa provides a vital link in the chain of marine safety services between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay. MR Kioloa maintains radio watch and patrol over this lovely stretch of water assisted by its offshore rescue vessel Kioloa 20. Kioloa 20 is capable of responding to boating emergencies at short notice providing peace of mind for over 200 amateur fishermen and coastal vessels.
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Become a Volunteer
Ensuring that MR Kioloa and its rescue vessel Kioloa 20 have enough qualified volunteers presents a continuing challenge to the base and its small supporting community. In meeting this challenge MR Kioloa is seeking new volunteers to train as radio operators and boat crew. We’re on the lookout for people from a range of backgrounds aged 16 years or older who are keen to learn new skills in water safety, and experience the adventure of search and rescue aboard Kioloa 20. Click on the picture at left for application details.
Auxiliary members who can help out making crafts, jams, sauces and baking, and assisting on market days are always welcome.
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A QUICK WORD ON WEARING LIFE JACKETS
It was disappointing to see so many people launching from the ramp in small boats and not wearing life jackets over the holiday season. Marine Safety Regulation 2016 (NSW) states that each person on board a vessel under 4.8m (just under 15') in open waters must wear a life jacket (click the link in the left column for full details). If a vessel is longer than 4.8m, an appropriate life jacket for each person on board must be available. It is the operator of the vessel who is responsible for the wearing of life jackets, and will be in trouble if encountered by Maritime or Fisheries.
Marine Rescue NSW encourages the wearing of life jackets at all times.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS
FIRST PRIZE of the Fridge/freezer/solar panel and BBQ went to ticket 0014
SECOND PRIZE of the fishing kayak went to ticket 2450
THIRD PRIZE of the voucher for Merry Beach caravan park went to ticket 2071
FOURTH PRIZE of the fishing outfit went to ticket 1964
We would like to thank all those who purchased tickets and donated to the base. Funds raised will go towards updating the navigation system on our rescue vessel, KL20 making it the most advanced in the Marine Rescue fleet.
FLARE DEMONSTRATION AT MR KIOLOA