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Marine safe: on Sunday 4 November over 150 CYCA members and guests were showcased the latest in safety gear.

The substantial crowd at the CYCA Marine Safety Day heard informative presentations about safety matters from search and rescue organisations, with many also able to inspect the NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.

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Displays from Harken, Wil Trading, Marine Safety Works, MOSS. Australia, Stormy Seas, Sturrocks, SOS Marine, Great Circle Life rafts, Brighton Boat Bits, Mobialarm and Hypo Hoist allowed attendees to inspect the latest safety equipment.

The highlight of the day was the arrival of the NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter in Rushcutters Bay Park. Luke Vanson, Torn Coakley and Paul Kendrick from NSW Ambulance conducted a presentation on the techniques used by the rescue helicopter for a marine rescue.

AMSA, Marine Rescue NSW, and the NSW Water Police also made presentations.

The CYCA SO LAS Trusts raffle that was conducted on the day raised over $1,000. Thanks to Harken Australia, GME, Stormy Seas, Burke Pty Ltd, Jonathan Gravit (Sturrocks), Brighton Boat Bits, SOS Marine MOSS. Australia and Marine Safety Works for their generous donation of prizes.

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SAFETY FIRST

Above: Inspecting a four-man life raft after its deployment. Left: Luke Vanson from CHC Helicopters. Below: The team from NSW Ambulance Helicopter Rescue with Commodore Howard Piggott.
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Title Annotation:MARINE SAFETY DAY
Publication:Offshore Yachting
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Dec 1, 2012
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