Vessel hits rocks on the Shoalhaven River

February 27, 2023 9:47 am in by


The crew of Marine Rescue NSW boat Shoalhaven 20 have pulled a boat with six people onboard including four children to safety after the vessel hit rocks in the Shoalhaven River near Nowra on Saturday night (February 25, 2023).

The vessel ran aground on a narrow stretch of the river near Pig Island.Marine Rescue NSW received a call for assistance from the distressed vessel just after 8pm Saturday.The 6-7 metre bow rider’s engine was disabled after hitting rocks, forcing the vessel’s skipper to drop anchor until Shoalhaven 20 arrived.The SA 20 crew of skipper Paul Poulsen, Senior crew Reece White and Watch Officer Sue Cook ensured the safe retrieval of the vessel and the six people onboard.The boat was towed to a jetty on Broughton Creek.

Marine Rescue NSW asks all boaters to Log On and Log Off using the FREE Marine Rescue NSW app or by calling their Marine Rescue NSW base on VHF Channel 16.

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