Coastguard Whanganui was formed in 1978 when the Marine Search and Rescue Group which had been created in 1964 became Whanganui Volunteer Coastguard Inc. The group had been established as a result of a number of incidents off the Whanganui coast which identified the need for a managed response to marine search and rescue at Whanganui.
Over the years the Unit has grown from a small number of enthusiastic volunteers and a very small vessel to a strong viable Unit with a great team.
Our volunteers provide a modern marine search and rescue response and VHF Radio Service to the Whanganui community and wider area.
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