Volunteer rescuers making a world of difference

Thursday 23 May 2019
When AMSA receives a distress call we look to see what assets are best placed to respond quickly.
volunteer search and rescue operator

 If you are in trouble near the Australian coast, chances are one of the vessels sent to help will come from a Volunteer Marine Rescue group. 

To mark National Volunteer Week, AMSA acknowledges the efforts of the dedicated men and women who make a world of difference to every person they rescue.

This year’s theme is Making a world of difference and AMSA thanks the hundreds of marine rescue volunteers committed to hours of hard work in often challenging and hostile conditions.

These courageous volunteers pledge their time to local communities, responding to distress calls and beacon activations, carrying out first aid and retrieval operations to save lives. 

Photo credit: Marine Rescue NSW