YOUR SUPPORT HELPS US PROVIDE A SAR SERVICE
About Coastguard New Zealand
Coastguard is the charity that provides New Zealand’s primary maritime search and rescue service. The organisation operates from a network of four regions and 70 affiliated units, located around the coastline and major lakes of New Zealand. Coastguard New Zealand is a volunteer organisation with a charitable status. It has more than 2,320 active search and rescue Volunteers who provide over 315,000 hours of their time each year to educate, protect and help save lives at sea. Coastguard performed over 2,840 rescues to bring 7,334 New Zealanders home safely this past year. There are 78 dedicated rescue vessels in Coastguard New Zealand’s fleet, nine air patrol units and one dedicated communications unit. All crew members on board Coastguard vessels and air patrol craft are trained search and rescue personnel working to enhance the safety of all New Zealanders when they participate in boating and water activities.
Auckland Coastguard is part of Coastguard New Zealand and was one of the driving forces for creating that institution. After 75 years plus in existence since we do an outstanding job of looking after our resources and building up our financial reserves. Read about it in DEEDS NOT WORDS on the HISTORY INDEX
Funding support is received from our Principal Sponsors, Coastguard New Zealand, Coastguard Northern Region and fund raising within the community and boating public.
We operate at our own expense. It costs in the region of $10,000 per month to keep our vessels operating in the Search and Rescue Role. We are compensated when our vessels are tasked by Coastguard Operations.
Our role is not just about the Search and Rescue Roster. In the photograph LION Foundation Rescue is working on the Auckland Coastguard installed navigation mark at Paget’s Rock at Great Barrier Island. Coastguard identified it as needing to have a navigation mark installed and received funding from the Auckland Regional Council to place a mark on the rock.
Want to support Coastgard Auckland? Get in touch:
Auckland Coastguard Inc
DDI: 303 4303 ext 838