A kiteboarder found himself in troubled water off Harrington Bar, when his kiteboard was blown out to sea.
One of his mates quickly notified Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue. Luckily rescue vessel, CB20, was already on the river and the crew were able to act quickly.
The team located the kiteboarder within site of Harrington Radio Base, beyond the spit. Once located, CB20 returned the man to his friends on the beach safe and sound.
Great job to the crew, Kevin Bailey, Aaron Orton and John Single who were supported by Watch Officer, Mary Thomas and radio operator Chris Burdett.
CB20 was also utilised to escort Steber International's newest vessel, Investigator II, over the Harrington Bar. Investigator II is 18.6 meters (61ft) long weighed in excess of 35 tones, was over seven metres high and had a draft of two metres.
Due to the dimensions of the vessel, one of our highly experienced crew members, John Single, plotted a chart for the vessel to manoeuvre safely down the Manning River. On the day, John skippered Investigator II and CB 20, skippered by Keith Richarson who was assisted by crew member Wayne Seach, escorted Investigator II down the river and safely over Harrington Bar.
Harrington Bar is classified as a non-navigable bar. Well done teams!
The unit's previous unit commander, Bek Brown decided to step down from her position at the last meeting. Deputy unit commander, Leon Elelman is now promoted to unit commander and Cheryl Rowe is promoted to deputy unit commander.
The Crowdy Harrington unit thanked Bek for all her hard work over the last 18 months as unit commander and wish her all the very best in future endeavours.
The unit also congratulated Leon and Cheryl in obtaining their new positions and wished them every success in their new roles.
Marine Rescue Crowdy Harrington is proudly supported by: MidCoast Automotive Taree, Steber International Harrigan's Irish Pub and Harrington Bowling Club
Volunteers saving lives on the water! We would like to wish all members and supporters of Marine Rescue a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Marine Rescue Crowdy Harrington, phone 6556 1564.
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