In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio

Call MRNSW on

9450 2468

Or call

MarineRescue App

The new MarineRescue App is making it easier than ever for boaters to Log On, Log Off and stay safe on NSW waters. It's the only app that will connect you directly to Marine Rescue NSW.

Weather Warnings

Marine Rescue NSW Patrons

Patron in Chief

His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales has been Patron in Chief of Marine Rescue NSW since its foundation, following on from this role with the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol, whose members are now part of MRNSW. The Prince of Wales is patron or president of more than 400 organisations throughout the Commonwealth.


Ian Kiernan AO

Ian Kiernan is best known to Australians as the face of Clean Up Australia. A keen yachtsman who has sailed competitively for more than 40 years, in 196/87 he represented Australia in the BOC Challenge solo around the world yacht race, coming sixth from a fleet of 25 yachts and setting an Australian record for a solo circumnavigation of the world. Appalled by the amount of rubbish he saw in the world’s oceans, he organised the first Clean Up Sydney Harbour event in January 1989, followed the next year by the first Clean Up Australia Day, in which more than 300,000 Australians participated. The campaign went global in 1993, when more than 30 million people in 80 countries took part in Clean Up the World. Since its launch, this initiative has grown to include more than 120 countries.

Mr Kiernan’s environmental work was recognised with an Order of Australia Medal in 1991. In 1993, he was made a United Nations Environment Program Global 500 Laureate. Mr Kiernan was named 1994 Australian of the Year and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1995. He is patron of a number of sailing groups, including ASPECT Sailors with Disabilities.



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