Travellers making their way north from Tasmania have recently been rescued by Marine Rescue Bermagui after they ran into trouble out on the water.
On the morning of April 20, a 12-metre yacht carrying two passengers became stranded at Horseshoe Bay near Bermagui, when their motor failed to start.
The yacht was met by rescue vessel Bermagui 30 and towed to the Bermagui harbour, before being rafted up against Bermagui 30 and carefully placed on the available mooring.
Rafting involves lashing the two vessels together to permit more controlled manoeuvring in confined spaces such as the tight confines of Bermagui Harbour.
Having been delivered to its berth, the yacht had to undergo repairs before resuming its journey.
The yacht and it's passengers had been making their way northwards along the NSW coast from Tasmania before they ran into trouble out at sea.
In light of this incident and ahead of the busy ANZAC Day long weekend, Marine Rescue Commissioner Stacey Tannos asked that boat owners carefully check their engine and battery before heading out on the water.
Ms Tannos said it was also important for people to check they have enough fuel for their journeys out to sea and are carrying the correct safety equipment, such as lifejackets, EPIRB, V-sheet and flares.
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