Every year, Dunedin Marine Search and Rescue requires approximately $30,000 to ensure we can continue to provide life saving services in the Otago marine environment. All money raised goes towards:
Volunteer training – both in house and from external training suppliers including Helicopter Underwater Escape Training, Pre Hospital Emergency Care first aid, winch training, Coordinated Incident Management training
Specialised rescue and personal protective equipment including rescue harnesses, wet suits, personal locator beacons, safety helmets, swim fins, radio communications etc.
Volunteer out of pocket expenses which include fuel vouchers for use of personal vehicles, food expenses
Administration costs including post box fee, printing, stationary, and computer fees, accounting/auditor fees etc.
Dunedin Marine SAR relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to fund our essential services. We need your help to continue to provide this vital life saving service in and around Otago.
Taieri Mouth Bar Camera Project If you have ever wanted to phone a friend to take a look at the Taieri Mouth Bar for you, here is your opportunity to have that friend on tap 24/7. After at least 3 significant accidents in 2020 and many more stretching back over the decades, we finally have the technology to give boaties a tool to help find out what the river mouth is doing. Not only will you be able to see real time streaming video but you will able to view previous tides to help you figure out what is happening on the bar. The plan is to place a high-powered camera at a suitable spot then stream the video free of charge along with perhaps a week of still shots taken every 15 minutes. Additionally, links to weather forecasts, tides and safety information will be all available on a single site. This camera will be a useful tool to help people make better decisions about the bar but more importantly it will be highly valuable to Search and Rescue coordinators in the event of misadventure and it may even save lives. To mount this cutting edge device in a suitable location on a rigid steel pole, high enough to look over houses and power lines will be a significant investment and we need your help to achieve it. We have set up a Givealittle page as a focus for the fundraising campaign so that it is easy for you to spread the word about the camera and so that it is easy for people to make a contribution no matter how large or small. We truly appreciate your support.
Our Current Sponsors Helicopters Otago and Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust Dunedin Marine SAR is very fortunate to have the support of Helicopters Otago and the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. They donate a significant amount of money and time towards crew resource management training, winching and helicopter safety training plus helicopter flight time for in-air training.
Port Otago The Dunedin Marine SAR Water Rescue Squad is very fortunate to have had the support of Port Otago over the past two years . They donate a significant amount of money towards upgrading and replacing team members equipment. Thanks Team!