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Converted Sydney Ferry In ‘Mayday’ Incident:

By Marine Rescue Central Coast PR
Archived 4 Mar 2024 - Posted: 4 Jan 2024
Little Shark Rock Point Images: Reagan Mitchell
A converted Sydney ferry was the subject of a mayday call after running aground and starting to list several kilometres south of Brooklyn late Wednesday afternoon.

Marine Rescue Central Coast were called to the incident after the 20-metre vessel ran onto the bank at Little Shark Rock Point on Cowan Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River.

Five adults were on board the stricken boat, which had been converted to a hydrofoil and renamed Twinstar.

Although CC21 got to the site in record time, Marine Active Command were – fortunately – just five minutes away from the distressed vessel and were able arrive quickly, as CC21 stood by in case help was needed by MAC.

All five people on board Twinstar were reported safe and resting when police arrived to assist putting out the anchor to ensure the distressed vehicle was safe.

CC21 – with rescue crew Skipper Ian Radford, Reagan Mitchell, Toni Giorgio and Steve Brown – were stood down and returned to base at Point Clare.

Earlier in the day and closer to home, Marine Rescue CC21 set out to provide help for an 8 metre ketch named Yworry that ran aground about 11am on Wednesday off Petty Beach during a sailing exercise.

The ketch was being skippered by its Blackwall owner before in the accident.

CC21 towed the distressed vessel to deeper water and the ketch continued on its way,

This article archived 4 Mar 2024

 
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