Coastguard Canterbury Incorporated

Coastguard Canterbury Incorporated

The Charity Saving Lives at Sea.


Coastguard is a Kiwi institution - a charity, run by volunteers, dedicated to saving lives at sea.

Coastguard volunteers are on call throughout New Zealand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

On the water, anything can go wrong in a very short period of time. Our volunteers will spring to the assistance of anyone in trouble - from assisting people whose boat won't start, rescuing a man overboard, helping a kayaker or surfer in trouble, to responding to an emergency flare, locating a drifting vessel or attending to a medical emergency at sea.

Coastguard has a service level agreement that provides us with about 15% of the annual funding we need. The remaining 85% needs to be raised from supportive organisations and individuals who recognise the importance of our lifesaving work.

More about us

Volunteer Coastguard Canterbury Unit, based in Lyttelton, Christchurch. Saving Lives at Sea.

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Gordon & Jackie
Gordon & Jackie on 21 Apr 2022
A small donation to help with costs. A good rescue from outside of Akaroa harbour.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 19 Apr 2022
Bay Underwater Services NZ Ltd
Bay Underwater Services NZ Ltd on 10 Feb 2022
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 08 Dec 2021
Thanks for all you do
Maaka on 19 Nov 2021
Amazing work. Amazing response

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