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Replacement Rescue Vessel Campaign - Coastguard Nelson


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Saving Lives at Sea

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  Nelson / Tasman

We need YOUR help to #SaveLivesAtSea! Our current Coastguard Rescue Vessel is becoming old and worn, and makes our job of saving YOU when you need us most, that much more challenging.

Our new state of the art, extreme weather rescue vessel will bridge that gap and mean we can operate in harsher conditions, for longer periods of time, and go further than we ever have before, that will serve the Nelson, Tasman, and Golden Bays community for the 20 plus years.

The operational area of responsibility we are tasked with is one of New Zealand's largest, from Stevens Island at the top of D'Urville all the way to Whanganui Inlet on the West Coast, and everything else in-between. In the past year alone, Coastguard Nelson have carried out 58 potential lifesaving rescues, relied on its volunteers for 150 hours of fundraising time, and spent 335 hours at sea.

Simply, without YOUR help we would't be able to continue doing what we do best, which is Saving Lives at Sea, and we want to be able to do this for years to come in the future, so YOU can enable us to do that by supporting us in our Replacement Rescue Vessel Campaign.

About us

Nelson Volunteer Coastguard is a locally based charity, funded by the donations from the Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bays community it serves, by providing a dedicated maritime search and rescue safety net for those who find themselves in trouble at sea.

Coastguard Nelson - The Charity Saving Lives at Sea

Use of funds

Funds will go towards the acquisition of the new purpose built rescue vessel


Latest update

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Making Headway   1 March 2019

The funding of a new Coastguard Rescue Vessel to serve the Tasman and Golden Bay region is a major undertaking for all involved, including the wider community – Nelson Volunteer Coastguard is seeking to raise $1.3million to fund the project. It is anticipated that it will take up to 2 years of effort, via a range of initiatives, to source the necessary money to allow the project to proceed.  In the interim, a suitable vessel design has been finalised and a local builder identified.  The build period of the new Rescue Vessel project will commence as soon as the necessary funding has been committed. The specifics of the project remain unchanged.  Since the project was launched, construction details for the new Rescue Vessel have been finalised and close to 25% of the required funding has been raised.  Focus for the coming 12 months is raising the balance of the funding.

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Latest donations

  • Simon

    Simon on 05 Aug 2019

    $50

    Thanks team keep up the great work

    $50

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 28 Jul 2019

    $100

    Thanks for being there

    $100

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 28 Jun 2019

    $50

    Great cause.

    $50

  • Mary

    Mary on 28 Jun 2019

    $25

    Kayaker.Thanks for being there for us .

    $25

  • Henk Beek

    Henk Beek on 18 Jun 2019

    $100

    $100


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