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Our rescue boat has been left high and dry by thieves! Please help us get our stolen motor back.
Coastguard Mana has been taken out of action by thieves!
Thieves have shut down our Unit overnight Sat 30 Aug by stealing an outboard motor from the back of our small rescue vessel "CRV Pelorus". The 60HP motor was unbolted from the back of the rescue boat during the night and removed through a hole cut in the fence around the Mana Marina boat park.
This couldn't have come at a worse time for the Unit, and the local boating community, as our large rescue vessel Trust Porirua Rescue has been taken out of service permanently due to structural issues (more details to be provided on this soon).
This means that our primary role of "Saving lives at sea" can no longer be fulfilled. We are now stuck high and dry on land with no sea-worthy vessel to respond to callouts with. Not only are we out of service for a while, but the insurance excess is $3000 which will almost cripple our volunteer based, charitable organisation.
We hope that on a stunning day like today where there are a large number of boaties getting out on the water for the first time after the winter months that nobody runs into trouble... because we can't rescue you or your loved ones I'm sorry :(
Please help us to raise the cost of the insurance excess so that we can get our boat back on the water and saving lives as soon as possible.
Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoastguardMana to keep up to date with developments.
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Our motto is "Saving lives at sea!" and that is what we do. We are a volunteer organisation that provides marine rescue services in the Mana (Wellington) area.
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