sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Boats for Sale MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Racing Cruising Int Magnetic Is RW Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Sail-World.com : Shame. Thieves damage Wooli rescue boat, steal equipment
Shame. Thieves damage Wooli rescue boat, steal equipment


'Wooli 30 in action before the theft and vandalism'    Ken McManus    Click Here to view large photo

Marine Rescue Wooli’s offshore rescue vessel has been vandalised for the second time in less than a year and valuable equipment stolen from on board.

The vessel, moored on the Wooli River outside the unit’s base, was broken into overnight on Friday, with the thieves damaging radio antennas and stealing a range of small equipment.

The cost of the damage and stolen items is estimated to be almost $2000. The $345,000 Naiad, delivered to the Wooli unit at Easter 2012, is still fit for duty on the water.

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos condemned the theft and damage to the boat.

'It’s utterly thoughtless to damage a community resource vital to saving lives on the water,' he said.

'All our members are volunteers. They give their time to protect their communities by helping boaters in trouble, often when they are in immediate peril.

'Far from this insult, they deserve nothing but our thanks and support for their selfless commitment.'

Wooli 30 was one of three boats vandalised during a combined agency Search and Rescue Exercise at Coffs Harbour on November 25, 2012, when its sponsons – the boat’s air-filled buoyancy tubes – were slashed.

The thieves this week stole a sea anchor, its fittings and line, a fire extinguisher, two sets of binoculars and a torch, worth a total of more than $1200.

While the unit has been able to repair one antenna, another must be replaced.

'Fortunately, this incident is not as serious as last year’s attack. Although the boat is still on the water, it is a major inconvenience to the unit’s volunteers, who rely on all this equipment in their work to find and assist boaters in trouble,' Commissioner Tannos said.

'The Northern Rivers is among the State’s most popular summer boating playgrounds and it is crucial that our rescue crews are properly equipped to respond immediately when needed.'

Commissioner Tannos urged anyone with any information on the incident or thieves to call Grafton police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


by Ken McManus

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116111

6:49 AM Sun 27 Oct 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World





Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters by Roads and Maritime Services,


The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show by Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends,


Are you ready to enter that marina? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida














Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons by Australian Maritime Safety Authority,




World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,






















World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida












Shedding light on the life of former lighthouse keepers + Video by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,




Marine Auctions adds new recruits
2014 Auckland on Water Boat Show: Coming up at the end of September
The Boat Cookbook
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall at St John’s
Round the World racer joins Southern Pacific Inflatables
New exhibition explores role of Royal Australian Navy in WWI
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates
World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali
Skysol Frame Large: A new shading solution for sunroofs
Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike
EU Naval flagship- frigate assist yacht twice maydays in pirate zone
Australian Maritime Safety Authority coordinates rescue of solo sailor
An offer a Galley Guy cannot refuse
Dinghy Safety - More to think about
Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony
World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time
Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting
New earlier date for ICA’s Cruising Prep Seminar proving popular
World ARC fleet departs Darwin under full sail
Techno-Sciences chosen for AUS/NZ MEOSAR Infrastructure Deployment   
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions   
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia   
Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens   
World ARC participants tour Litchfield National Park   
Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package'   
Wanted youth circumnavigators on a 'Voyage of Imagination'   
The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising   
Death by Dinghy   
'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time   
20 coral species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act   
Shanghai to San Francisco in under 2 hours via supersonic sub   
Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000   
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!   
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is   
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean   
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin   
Scarlet Runner circumnavigated the globe   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru SH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT