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08
Mar

Detective Superintendent Mark Hutchings from the NSW Police Force joins us as a Keynote Speaker

Now in its 4th consecutive year, the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will this year be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. This year, Detective Superintendent Mark Hutchings, Commander, Marine Area Command, NSW Police Force joins us as a Keynote Speaker. Mark will be presenting on a Search and Rescue Mission conducted by the

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15
May

World’s first Optical Radar to solve the challenge of maritime SAR

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held at The Star Hotel Gold Coast next week on the 24th May. The conference follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue. Mr Simon Olsen, Director Business Development, Strategy and Partnerships at Sentient joins us to discuss ‘World’s first Optical

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26
Apr

Training the contemporary Marine Rescue volunteer

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held next month on the 24 May at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, (previously Jupiter’s) Queensland.  The conference again follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue. Mr Chris Butler, Assistant Director Training and Education at Marine Rescue NSW joins us

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28
Mar

Marine Rescue NSW: integration of volunteer services helps keep boaters safe

Recreational use of Australia’s coastal and inland waterways continues to rise and a streamlined approach to volunteer search and rescue in New South Wales helps keep the boating community safe. Marine Rescue NSW was formed in 2010 from a merger of that state’s Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol and the NSW

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13
Sep

Blokes you want in a mayday on wild seas

Battling high seas, strong winds and five separate mayday calls at once, the four members of the small NSW Police crew feared they too would need rescuing. “We were getting hit by waves over the top and through the cabin so we had some concerns the electronics would go down and we would lose our

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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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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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