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Skipper rescued from sinking yacht off Newcastle

Officers from the Marine Area Command (MAC) have helped rescue a skipper and sinking yacht off Newcastle during a 26-hour operation. The MAC received reports of a 50-foot Beneteau yacht taking on water...

‘David Allan’ opens Port of Newcastle post floods

The David Allan was kept very busy last month, dredging the Port of Newcastle following March’s flooding event. Working in tandem with “sweeper” vessel Pacific Tiger, the full-time trailing suction hopper dredger had...

Flying TP52 start sets up perfect finish for SailFest Newcastle

Newcastle Harbour has hosted sailing regattas for more than 175 years, but never has it witnessed a sight more exciting or nail-biting than this – eight grand-prix TP52s planing across the line...

Tanilba Bay Sailing Club siblings dominate proceedings

Brothers Daniel and Nathan Van Kerckhof on Send It Marine were crowned SailFest's Cock of the Harbour winners, etching their names onto one of the oldest trophies in Australian sailing on the...

Gale warning keeps disappointed sailors ashore

A gale warning along the New South Wales coast kept disappointed crews ashore on day one of the Sailing Champions League (SCL) Asia Pacific Northern Qualifier out of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. A...

Councillors consider next step for Stairway to Heaven

City of Newcastle councillors will consider progressing the Stairway to Heaven concept to the next step following independent advice that the project would be feasible. The Stairway to Heaven proposal first emerged in...

Body found in Newcastle Harbour

An investigation is underway after a body was found in Newcastle Harbour overnight. Officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to Wharf Road about 8.50pm on Saturday 23 January, after the body...

Operation Armada sinks offenders on the water

The NSW Police Marine Area Command was kept busy on the Hunter’s waterways at the weekend, issuing numerous infringements and warnings. Operation Armada, a high-visibility and mobile policing strategy targeting vessels and personal...
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