Police attempt high sea rescue

cambria49
28th November 2005, 10:40
The boat concerned in this ABC report is the former Waveney RNLB Arthur & Blanche Harris, 44-006, ON 1005. As she was a frequent vistor to my home station, Dun Laoghaire, I visited the boat in Ulladulla two years ago and was saddened to find that without the funds of the RNLI she had seen better days. Her Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol flank stations are covered by former 44-014, RNLB St Patrick (Dunmore East) at Bateman's Bay and former 44-004, Faithful Forester, at Narooma.

Police attempt high sea rescue
New South Wales water police boats have reached two boats stranded in big seas off the state's south coast.

Last night a 52-foot fishing trawler, travelling between Ulladulla and Bateman's Bay, with three people on board, radioed for help after its steering became locked.

A volunteer coastal patrol boat from Ulladulla with a four-member crew was sent to rescue the trawler but it too became stranded after a tow line wrapped around its propellers.

No-one has been reported hurt.

Acting marine area commander Glen Finniss says it will take several hours to tow the boats to port due to high seas and strong winds.

"Both boats will probably be towed back into Ulladulla - that's probably the closest port of call to us," he said.

"We have some restrictions in relation to the building weather in that area so we'd like to get them in there as soon as we can."

Meanwhile, a yacht that lost its mast off the coast of Jervis Bay is being towed to shore by a Navy vessel.

Six people are believed to be aboard the yacht.
Police attempt high sea rescue
New South Wales water police boats have reached two boats stranded in big seas off the state's south coast.

Last night a 52-foot fishing trawler, travelling between Ulladulla and Bateman's Bay, with three people on board, radioed for help after its steering became locked.

A volunteer coastal patrol boat from Ulladulla with a four-member crew was sent to rescue the trawler but it too became stranded after a tow line wrapped around its propellers.

No-one has been reported hurt.

Acting marine area commander Glen Finniss says it will take several hours to tow the boats to port due to high seas and strong winds.

"Both boats will probably be towed back into Ulladulla - that's probably the closest port of call to us," he said.

"We have some restrictions in relation to the building weather in that area so we'd like to get them in there as soon as we can."

Meanwhile, a yacht that lost its mast off the coast of Jervis Bay is being towed to shore by a Navy vessel.

Six people are believed to be aboard the yacht.

beedeesea
15th March 2006, 22:40
Have passed your post to Jimmy Tyrrell, Hon. Sec. of Arklow Lifeboat. He is always interested in the fate of old lifeboats, as are many other crew members and supporters.

Regards,

Brian

billyboy
16th March 2006, 03:41
Many thanks for the information. seems to be all happening down there.