Two fishermen rescued

Marine Rescue Central Coast rescued two fishermen from waters off Terrigal.

It was a late callout for volunteers on Friday, October 12, when a report of two fishermen drifting in a small vessel came in just after 7:30pm.

Rescue vessel, Central Coast 30 was tasked to assist, with the pair located just before 9pm about a mile off Wamberal Point.

Upon inspection it was determined their vessel’s engine had failed, with the pair then towed back to The Haven and grateful for the assistance.

While a relatively simple rescue, Marine Rescue Central Coast Unit Commander, Duncan Coles, is encouraging all boaties to ensure their vessels are up to code as warm weather settles across the region.

“While this wasn’t a complicated job it could have been avoided altogether if the vessel in question was properly serviced.

“My advice to the community heading into boating season is to ensure your vessel has been serviced and well fuelled, and above all else, to always wear a lifejacket,” Coles said.

He also encouraged all skippers to memorize VHF Marine Radio channels.

“The channel for immediate distress is 16, with Marine Rescue on hand 24 hours a day to assist the community.”

Dilon Luke

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