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Busy weekend for NSRI Shelly Beach

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STATEMENT BY NSRI SHELLY BEACH STATION COMMANDER JEREMIAH JACKSON:

On Friday, 06th July, 14h48, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the fishing boat, Stolla, taking part in the Tuna Bonanza fishing competition, reporting complete steering failure and motor mechanical loss of one motor with only one motor operational while taking part in the fishing competition.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn was launched and on arrival on the scene we found that a fellow fishing boat had taken the fishing crew off the casualty boat and brought them safely to shore.

The skipper remained onboard the casualty boat. An NSRI crewman was put onboard the casualty boat to assist and a towline was rigged and casualty boat Stolla was towed safely to shore at Shelly Beach without incident and all crew are safe.

NSRI thank the fellow fishermen who assisted to take crew off the casualty boat and we thank the skipper of Stolla, and the boat mechanic, Colin Tapson of Ocean Marine; he gave up his spot at the backline to assist in this sea rescue operation.

Then on Saturday, 07th July, 15h00, the fishing boat, Shelly on Sea, taking part in the Tuna Bonanza fishing competition, reported motor mechanical failure at the backline off-shore of Shelly Beach.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn was launched and on arrival on the scene we found that a fellow fishing boat had taken the fishing crew off the casualty boat and brought them safely to shore.

The skipper remained onboard the casualty boat. A towline was rigged and our sea rescue craft proceeded to tow the casualty boat towards the beach through the surf.

In the surfline the casualty boat threatened to capsize and we released the tow.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn beached and our NSRI crew, assisted by local fishermen using their tractors, rigged a rope line to the casualty boat, which was in the surfline, and working from the beach we were able to get the casualty boat onto rocks on the shore and then pull the casualty boat around to the beach where the casualty boat was recovered.

NSRI thank the local fishermen who assisted and we thank the skipper of the casualty boat, and the public members who assisted in this operation.

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