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Traded in Lifejackets Saving Lives in the Pacific

Monday, 14 May 2018, 6:34 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard’s highly successful Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign will be saving lives beyond New Zealand shores with the delivery of traded in lifejackets to the Cook Islands this month. More >>

Severe weather hampers rescue of stricken yacht

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 12:35 pm | Coastguard

Shortly after 1800 hours last night, Coastguard Radio was advised of a distress call from two men on board a 12m sailing vessel in difficulty off the Northland coast. Their location was given as approximately 10-15 nautical miles east of the Whangarei ... More >>

Coastguard Volunteers rescue man following boat explosion

Sunday, 4 March 2018, 7:56 pm | Coastguard

Shortly before 2200 hours last night Coastguard Radio received a distress relay call from a vessel who had been alerted someone in trouble on a nearby boat near Huhuri bay of Waiheke Island. The Coastguard Operations Centre quickly tasked ASB Rescue ... More >>

Auckland Anniversary Weekend busier than whole of July

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 2:52 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers assisted at 93 incidents across the northern region over the long Anniversary Weekend, bringing 272 people back home to safety. The scorching weather meant boaties were out in droves, but there was no rest for Coastguard volunteers ... More >>

Busy weekend predicted for Coastguard volunteers

Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:51 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers in the northern region are preparing for an increase in calls for help over Auckland Anniversary weekend. A combination of a three day weekend and favourable forecasts will see tens of thousands of boaties out on the water. ... More >>

Coastguard involved in medical evacuation from cruise liner

Friday, 19 January 2018, 10:51 am | Coastguard

Coastguard's Lion Foundation Rescue evacuated a seriously ill passenger from the 294m cruise liner Norwegian Jewel last night, in choppy seas. At 2015 hours yesterday evening (18/1), the Coastguard Operations Centre received a call regarding one of ... More >>

Trading Old4new to Save Lives This Summer

Friday, 24 November 2017, 4:54 pm | Coastguard

Trading Old4new to Save Lives This Summer Coastguard’s highly successful Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign is back in time for summer and visiting communities throughout the country from 2 December. This will be the second year the popular boating safety ... More >>

Coastguard volunteers search overnight for missing fisherman

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:38 am | Coastguard

At 2354 hours last night, Coastguard’s Operations Centre was contacted by police requesting assistance with the search for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Trio rescued following capsize on Port Waikato Bar

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 2:47 pm | Coastguard

At 1157 hours this morning Coastguard Radio was notified by a member of the public who had just crossed the Waikato Bar that they’d come across debris suspected off a vessel in the water. Shortly after Surf Life Guards from Sunset Beach reported ... More >>

Communications key for boaties this Labour Weekend

Friday, 20 October 2017, 9:20 am | Coastguard

Coastguard have an important message for all boaties heading into Labour Weekend: if you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you. More >>

Coastguard Training Increases Pacific Capability

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 4:44 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard New Zealand is helping to boost Search and Rescue capability in the Pacific with the training of three Niuean crew this week in Rangiora. More >>

Going the Extra Mile to Save Lives at Sea

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:07 pm | Coastguard

Every hour of every day Coastguard volunteers around the country are standing by to assist, support and save lives at sea. They are ordinary people from all walks of life who dedicate their time to be highly trained in marine search and rescue. More >>

Coastguard volunteers pull 8-year old girl from Harbour

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:21 am | Coastguard

At 1707 hours last night Coastguard was notified by Police that an empty 12-foot dinghy had been located by a local fisherman near the number 10 port marker in the Papakura Channel, the boat still had fishing equipment on board. More >>

Coastguard urges boaties to look after their safety

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:36 am | Coastguard

After some high profile incidents on the water late in 2016 and since the New Year, Coastguard’s latest safety initiative urges boaties to check their lifejackets and those of their families, to ensure everyone stays safe this summer. More >>

Coastguard assists vessel in Bay of Islands

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:21 pm | Coastguard

At 0101 hours on the morning of 24 January, an 8m aluminium vessel struck rocks off the northern tip of Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands. The occupants of the vessel activated their on-board EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), ... More >>

Coastguard rescues man after 4 hours in water overnight

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:19 am | Coastguard

At 2345 hours last night, three Coastguard rescue vessels were tasked to search for a man reported missing in the Manukau Harbour. More >>

Critically damaged ocean racing yacht

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 8:13 am | Coastguard

Coastguard Bluff has responded to the critically damaged ocean racing yacht Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine that struck a submerged object in the Tasman Sea. More >>

Vessel overturns on Kawhia Bar

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 10:29 am | Coastguard

At 6:28am on Thursday 1 December, a 5.3m Haines Hunter vessel heading back over the Kawhia Bar with four people on board logged a bar crossing report with the Coastguard Operations Centre, and was put on a 20 minute watch. More >>

Coastguard response to tragedy on Kaipara Harbour

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 2:46 pm | Coastguard

At 1402 hours yesterday fishing charter vessel Francie, lodged a Bar Crossing Report with Coastguard Radio, stating they were inbound across the Kaipara Bar with 11 people on-board and requested a 60 minute watch. More >>

Volunteers Honoured at National Coastguard Awards

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:36 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Volunteers have been recognised at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to their communities. The annual awards honour the brave individuals and their units who provide a crucial life-saving service ... More >>