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To Marine Rescue Port Stephens with thanks from Salamander Child Care Centre
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Port Stephens Volunteer Expo 2024
The Hunter Volunteer Centre will hold the Port Stephens Volunteer Expo 2024 at Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club on Wednesday, 26th June 2024, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Everyone is welcom to come along and find out more about volunteering opportunities in the Port Stephens area.
Details can be found at the Hunter Volunteer Centre website
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Newcastle Neptunes Spearfishing Club – APPC Easter Spearfishing Competition
The Australian Pacific Coast Championships return to Easter weekend along with the fish auction in support of Marine Rescue Port Stephens.
There are more photos and comments on the Facebook page.
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The spear fishing competition concludes with the fish auction.

At the conclusion of another successful weekend competition, Newcastle Neptunes Spearfishing Club auction the catch and donate the proceeds to a local charity. Marine Rescue Port Stephens were the beneficiaries of this year's auction. The Unit thanks the Newcastle Neptunes Spearfishing Club for their support and contribution which will assist in maintaining a vital search and rescue operation for our community.

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Marine Rescue Port Stephens Raffle.
The prize is a Yamaha Waverunner Jetski.
The Jet Ski Raffle was drawn on Australia Day at our Fly Point Day celebrations at 1400 hrs.
The Winner was 
Steve Scott from Umina on the Central Coast.
Congratulations Steve.
Commissioning of PS30 “Shirley Clark”
There was a great turnout for the commissioning of PS30 ‘Shirley Clark’ at d’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay on the 21st October 2023.
The new $667,000.00 Rescue Vessel will provide a significant boost to the Port Stephens community.
The new vessel, funded by the NSW Government and community donations, was today named the ‘Shirley Clark’ in honour of the 92-year-old Port Stephens unit member, one of Marine Rescue NSW’s longest serving members.

Have a look in the Gallery at the photos of the commissioning of the new rescue boat. There are more photos and comments on our Facebook page.

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All the volunteer members of the Marine Rescue Port Stephens Unit wish to thank everyone who purchased tickets in the raffle. The much-needed funds will help assist with the running costs of the rescue unit.

Sea Survival Training with the RAAF

RAAF No. 2 Squadron, in collaboration with Marine Rescue Port Stephens and CHC Helicopters conduct regular open water survival training exercises in Shoal Bay. The link below accesses the Royal Australian Air Force website with details of these events.

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See our Facebook for the latest rescue water operations.



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