Coastguard Marlborough is a volunteer organisation whose prime focus is saving lives at sea. Our volunteers are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Coastguard works closely with St John to provide New Zealand's only Marine Ambulance service. They also provide on water transport for police, The New Zealand Fire Service and other emergency services in the Marlborough region.
In an emergency:
- Call 111 and ask for the emergency service you require;
- Broadcast a Mayday or Pan Pan on Marine VHF channel 16;
- Contact Marlborough - Nelson Marine Radio on the appropriate VHF and ask them to call 111.