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07
Sep

Doug King’s Safety Story

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Doug King works as a Pilot Boat Coxswain for Port Phillip Pilots in Victoria. One day during a routine pilot transfer Doug experienced his first man overboard event in almost 40 years on the water. Listen to Doug’s story about what happened that day and how it proved to him just

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13
Jun

Little Ripper Lifesaver drones to help in sea rescue

Unmanned aerial drones equipped with sensors to spot sharks could soon be coming to a beach near you. Northern NSW Lifeguard co-ordinator Scott McCartney said trials of a number of drones are under way and predicts they could be flying off beaches by next season. “There’s a lot of different ones out there and they’re

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23
May

EgyptAir MS804: search and rescue at sea is never easy

The disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, presumed lost over the eastern Mediterranean on a flight between Paris and Cairo with all 66 on board, is the latest passenger aircraft to go missing. The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 along with its 239 passengers over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 still looms large –

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10
May

Forum speaker announcement: Mr Peter Graham, Director, UASSA on UAS Services Australia

We are pleased to announce Mr Peter Graham, Australian Director and Senior Maritime operations Consultant, UASSA as a speaker at The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air to be held at the Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016. Mr Graham will speak in the

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27
Apr

AMSA offering free safety workshops for commercial vessels

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is hosting free workshops in Tasmania to assist commercial vessel owners, particularly commercial fishers, to understand future regulatory changes. Vessel owners will be guided by staff from AMSA to develop safety management systems. The workshops are designed to help operators identify and manage risks with the operation of a

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26
Apr

Search and rescue crews use side scan sonar to locate missing people

A newer technology is being used by search and rescue crews to find people who have disappeared underwater. After two days of extensive searching, dive teams used sonar to find Putnam County Deputy Brandee Smith’s body in the St. Johns River as reported by CBS. The waters of the St. Johns River are murky, and

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11
Apr

$500k needed to build new VMR boat for Coast

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay needs half-a-million dollars to build a new response boat and continue serving the community as reported by the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Hervey Bay RSL, Marine Rescue’s largest boat is now four years past its use-by date of ten years. Rescue vice commodore Jill Barclay said the boat was showing signs of

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01
Apr

Maths could help search and rescue ships sail more safely in heavy seas

A unique new computer model built on highly complex mathematics could make it possible to design safer versions of the ‘fast ships’ widely used in search & rescue, anti-drugs, anti-piracy and many other vital offshore operations. Travelling at up to 23-30 knots, fast ships are especially vulnerable to waves that amplify suddenly due to local

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23
Feb

Forum speaker announcement Mr Dean Storey, Deputy Commissioner, Marine Rescue NSW keeping boaters safer on the water

We are pleased to announce Mr Dean Storey, Deputy Commissioner, Marine Rescue NSW as a forum speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) to be held at Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on 1 June 2016. Mr Dean Storey will be discussing how we can help keep boaters safer on

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17
Apr

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Confirms Silver Sponsorship

The Australia & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference is pleased to announce the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has confirmed as a Silver sponsor of the event, being held at Jupiters Gold Coast 6 May 2015. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) plays a key role in the safety and efficiency of Australia’s growing maritime sector. AMSA oversees commercial vessel

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