Gisborne Volunteer Coastguard was formed in 1986.  It evolved from Gisborne Jet Rescue Boat which had been operated by the Fire Service prior to that time. Since that time Coastguard Gisborne has operated a number of rescue vessels.

The current rescue vessel “Gisborne Lion Foundation Rescue” was commissioned into service in August 2009 with the generous support of The Lion Foundation and other supporters.

 

Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's VesselSponsors and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Gisborne Volunteer Coastguard Association Inc
Charity Number   CC27331        
 
 

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Help train our heroes, so they can go the extra mile to save lives at sea

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Support the Coastguard and our volunteers in their mission of ‘saving lives at sea’, and get benefits at the same time.

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Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

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