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News & Media

  • Police called in after Port Hacking rescue boat vandalised
  • April 10, 2018

Photos: The search and rescue vessel Port Hacking 30 stranded on sand at Darook Park Sunday.
Sergeant Rebecca Middleton from the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command and Marine Rescue NSW Regional Operations Manager Glenn Evans inspect a vandalised search and rescue vessel on Monday


Police are investigating vandalism to a $600,000 Marine Rescue NSW search and rescue vessel at Port Hacking early Sunday.

The boat was cut free from its safe mooring at Hungry Point and drifted on to sand at Darook Park.

Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking Unit Commander Craig Horner said it was a low act.

“It’s just extremely frustrating,” he said.

“They’ve deliberately cut the lines.”

The boat was broken into several times last year and essential safety equipment was stolen.

Port Hacking 30 is permanently based at Hungry Point to provide a safety net for boaters on Port Hacking and offshore.

Mr Horner said fortunately the vessel was able to be recovered at high tide.

“There is some damage to the starboard bow. It looks like it’s hit some rocks,” he said

“I think we’ve come out of this pretty lightly considering what could have happened.”

Mr Horner said the unit has prepared a report for local police and the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

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