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Marine Rescue Tuross/Moruya congratulates Andrew Meznaric

Marine Rescue Tuross/Moruya congratulates their newest rated crew member Marine Rescue Tuross/Moruya congratulates Andrew Meznaric. Andrew joined Marine Rescue in late November 2022 and qualified as a member of the boat crew on 24 April 2023. This gives Andrew the unit record for completing crew training in the shortest time. “Getting crew rating in 5 months is quite an achievement” said unit training officer Blaise Madden. “To earn crew rating a volunteer has to demonstrate their boat handling skills, complete training in radio operations, first aid, firefighting and survival at sea as well as the various duties involved in search and rescue. It’s a credit to Andrew and the team that he has been able to complete all of that in just 5 months.” For each Marine Rescue vessel there is a minimum number of rated crew that must be on board before the boat can depart to perform its vital search and rescue role. Another qualified crew member in Tuross/Moruya ensures we can meet those crewing requirements. “I love being on the water” said Andrew “and volunteering with Marine Rescue Tuross/Moruya is a great way to contribute to the community. The training opportunities have been great, and I look forward to training for rating as Leading Crew as the next step with the unit.”

Above: Unit Commander Alan Blessington presents Andrew with his crew qualification and epaulettes.

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