JOINING COASTGUARD AS A BOAT OWNER
In an emergency or life threatening situation there is no charge for Coastguard’s services as our core purpose if ‘The Charity Saving Lives at Sea’.
If it is just a routine breakdown and you are not a Coastguard Member there will be a charge for services. There is of course no such thing as a routine breakdown... when you engine stops and you best efforts fail to get it started again YOU ARE IN TROUBLE.....
This membership is about belonging to the Coastguard organisation so that you have access to assistance and support for your boating.
It is not about being in our search teams and doing duties and work around the unit.
IF YOU ARE NOT A COASTGUARD MEMBER
If you have a 'routine' breakdown and need Coastguard assistance there will be a charge applied if you are not a Coastguard member.
That means an annual membership fee is going to save you a lot of time and money. And there is more to a breakdown service. Have a read on the Northern Region website about other benefits.
You should also know this membership is "transportable' so if you say take you boat down to Lake Rotorua or across the Cook Strait to the Sounds you get the same protection and cover.
You should go to their website right here...... COASTGUARD NORTHERN REGION
We welcome enquires from boaties about joining Coastguard as a boatie, our vessels carry the forms
LION FOUNDATION RESCUE, ASB RESCUE TRILLIAN ALPHA RESCUE. If they're 'parked' up have a chat.
AN INTRODUCTION TO AUCKLAND COASTGUARD click Join Aucklands Crew
Join our SAR Crew (keeping duties on boats)
If you would like to be involved in Search and Rescue on the water as a member of Auckland Coastguard you need to read the introduction.
Join our Shore Crew
Work on shore and the physical demands are not the same as for SAR Crew. The role should not be considered a lesser or inferior position. The crew on the water can only be as good as the equipment and support allows them to be. As a member of the Support Crew you will have a huge responsibility in the Unit.
Follow the same process as for SAR Crew