top of page
  • radopswcg

Adverse weather conditions

Never assume because it is blowing 40 knots, gusting 50 knots, that Coast Guard Whangamata are doing nothing. The crew were out on G J Gardner pumping out boats on moorings in the harbor, which were in danger of sinking. There was also a rescue involving Pauanui and Whitianga, concerning a disabled yacht, unable to put sail up given the horrendous conditions and being swept up the coast. The yacht was located after a few hours but the crews were exhausted. Well done to all involved during the “weather bomb”.

10 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

CG Activity & Callouts for January 2024

Whangamata Coastguard volunteers manned the radio for 156 hours, handling 2610 calls. The operators are grateful that most boats now use their call signs. This allows the vessel to be uniquely ident

bottom of page