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Updated every 10 minutes from data collected from our automatic weather station. Refresh the page to update.

Temperatures and rainfall may differ slightly from data collected for the Bureau of Meteorology at Nelson Head due to the different locations of the Stevenson screen and the automatic weather station sensors which are mounted on the radio mast.

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A visitor to the Bay, docked near PS31.
WP11, Nemesis recently in the Bay.

She is the flagship of the NSW Water Police. 32m in length and displaces 104 tonnes. For comparison PS31 is 11.5 mteres ... See more

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2 days ago
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First Aid and Resuscitation Training.
It is a requirement that all our Watchkeepers and Boat Crew hold current First Aid qualifications. Every 12 months our Boat Crew members must attend a refresher ... See more

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6 days ago
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A few more photos of the marina fire today. Sent to us by a follower of our page.

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6 days ago
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A fire in Nelson Bay marina near our boats. No damage for us but the boat on fire is a write off.

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1 week ago
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A small band of Marine Rescue Port Stephens volunteers spend many hours each week checking and maintaining our vessels at a state of operational readiness.

Our vessels are required to be maintained ... See more

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1 week ago
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Stephen Bromhead LLM MP - Member for Myall Lakes
Proudly wearing his Marine Rescue supporters shirt and Marine Rescue Port Stephens - patrons name badge. Thanks for your ongoing support and ... See more

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A sad week for Marine Rescue Port Stephens with the retirement of one of our popular Skippers - Mike Smith. This is Mike's last week as Duty Skipper before he moves to Queensland.
Mike has given 17 ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Passing a tow line. This is how we do it.

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Saturday boat training. As is often the case PS31 was during regular training was called to assist a vessel which had broken down and required a tow to a ramp. The trainee crew got to put into ... See more

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3 weeks ago
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Marine Rescue Port Stephens held a bingo night for a bit of fun and to raise a few dollars. Every dollar raised helps meet our fuel bill. On our longest rescue in April we consumed 200l of diesel.

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Latest News

New rescue boat launched

23 May 2017

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One year ago today, the John Thompson (otherwise known as PS31) was launched in Taree. Since then she has been active on the water, performing many rescues and  providing excellent training.

She is fitted with the very latest in navigation and rescue equipment, soon to be increased even further with the grant from the State Government for purchasing first aid gear.

 

 

 

 

 


MRPS receives funding boost

20 May 2017

Scot MacDonald, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, visited the dock where PS31 and PS30 are moored to present grants worth a total of over $12,000 to purchase new first aid equipment for use on our rescue vessels, and to run recruitment advertising for new members.

MRPS News

Parliamentary Secretary's Media Release


BCF Taylors Beach Barbecue

11 May 2017

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BCF Taylors Beach will hold a Club Night for BCF Club Members and suppliers on 7th June 2017 from 1700-2100.

Marine Rescue Port Stephens volunteers will cook the free barbecue and seek donations from the invited attendees.


Nelson Bay Bowling Club

9 May 2017

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Logo-221x150Be there for the seafood raffle on Saturday 9 June. The Club is donating all proceeds from the raffle to Marine Rescue Port Stephens.

Be there and buy tickets to support Marine Rescue.


Sunday Telegraph features Marine Rescue and member, Laurie Nolan.

30 April 2017 (extract from story)

“Earlier this year volunteer, Laurie Nolan was the first to be honoured with the highest award for bravery in the line of duty for saving the lives of two crewmates during a wild storm that smashed the coast.

Laurie Nolan and Stacey Tannous_opt"Port Stephens volunteers were run ragged as they responded to mayday calls day and night from yachts caught in 50 knot (92 kph) wands and six-metre seas. During one ill-fated recovery mission, three freak waves knocked a 32-tonne rescue vessel on its side, pinning crew member Mr. Nolan, 67, to the deck and injuring others.

Once the boat righted itself, Mr. Nolan whisked one crewman with a dislocated shoulder into the safety of the cabin before cutting another loose from 30m of rope.

Mr Nolan’s selflessness was described as ”the finest demonstration of mateship and the Australian volunteer movement”


Annual Jaguar National Rally donates $500 to Marine Rescue Port Stephens.

26 March 2017

b_Jaguar2017_optMarine Rescue Port Stephens benefited from the inaugural Jags Prowl Port Stephens held on 24-26th of March 2017 with an exhibition of over 200 Jaguars and prized vehicles held in Fly Park for the people of Port Stephens to view.

Marine Rescue Port Stephens mounted a display at Fly Point.

The three-day event was organised by popular PSFM 100.9 presenter, Ken White.


Women Who Sail Australia donate proceeds of their annual conference to Marine Rescue

9 April 2017

Women Who Sail Australia presented Marine Rescue Port Stephens with a donation of $4,200 as proceeds from their highly successful annual conference recently held at Broughton’s on the Bay, Nelson Bay.

Richard Pizzuto, a recent bravery award winner, from Marine Rescue Port Stephens addressed the well-attended gathering of women who sail on the dramatic events of January 6-7, 2016 when several racing yachts were rescued in deplorable conditions related to the East Coast low resulting in 21 Marine Rescue Port Stephens members being honoured for bravery and competence with Commissioners Awards.

Unit Commander Lee Uebergang commented how appreciative the Unit was of Women Who Sail helping to provide necessary safety equipment to Port Stephens to constantly upgrade its safety equipment to ensure that Marine Rescue Port Stephens can deliver its responsibilities to save lives on the water.

Marine Rescue Port Stephens relies on donations from bodies like Women Who Sail to make up the shortfall of over $150,000 annually not provided by Government.

In addition to this welcome donation to Marine Rescue the organisers, Ines Thomas and Shelley Winters also announced a further $4,000 would be donated to Sailors with Disabilities.


Women Who Sail Australia hand their donation cheque to Unit Commander Lee Uebergang.
Women Who Sail Australia hand their donation cheque to Unit Commander Lee Uebergang.

Bunnings Barbecues

9 May 2017

On three Sundays in September, October and November, Marine Rescue Port Stephens will be operating the sausage sizzle, kindly provided by your headquarters for hardware and gardening needs, Bunnings.

You will be able to see our rescue crews in new roles as barbecue cooks!


Marine Rescue get surprise support!

Rainbow Bricks, the Lego User Group, have made a welcome donation of $1,500.

Rainbow Bricks conduct an annual LEGO display at Tomaree Education Centre which draws an audience from all over Tomaree.

This year we were their chosen charity to receive their profits from the event.

Love to see the PS31 “John Thompson” made out of Lego!

We sincerely thank them for their generosity.
See their web site www.rainbowbricks.com.au


Wests Diggers Fishing Club

Wests Diggers Fishing Club this week made a donation to Marine Rescue Port Stephens.