Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard
One of the core services that can be called on of Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard is our Search and Rescue capability. Our dedicated volunteers are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, to go to the assistance of someone at risk on the water.
Our Mission Statement, is Saving Lives at Sea, and it is something we take very seriously. We are one of the main resources that can be called upon by the Police, or Rescue Co-ordination Centre of New Zealand, to go to the aid of a stricken vessel. Sometimes this may include a prolonged search for a vessel as a result of someone reporting a flare sighting, a boat taking on water or on fire. We also sometimes assist with evacuating people with injuries from a boat or an island.
Because we have these resources available to us, we are also able to offer a service to boat owners who support us, by becoming a member of our unit, whereby we can go to their assistance in the event of problems with their boat. This regularly includes flat batteries, of lack of fuel, or other mechanical problems.
As we are not directly funded by the Government we rely heavily on our membership and other donations, to enable us the be ready and waiting in the event of a life threatening situation unfolding.
Every gift counts. To make a donation to Tauranga Moana Nightshelter Trust's Community Group Fund, click here.