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4 hours ago, marinheiro said:

I have sent the following email to Coastguard's communications manager:

Coastguard issued a media release on Tuesday 21 April, which included the following statement:

During the Lockdown period our volunteer crews have been involved in nine emergency responses, including six urgent medical transfers of confirmed and possible Covid-19 patients to hospital 

As a boatie and Coastguard member I would be interested to know the general nature of each of these 9 responses.

In particular in the case of the medical transfers I understand from another source that these were transfers from islands being undertaken on behalf of the police as Deodar is currently out of the water – is this correct?  

Were all 6 medical transfers COVID patients or were some patients with other medical issues?

I will post their reply when received.

I just got this reply from CG Comms Manager. Sounds very defensive. Confirms all 9 emergency call outs were transfers from Waiheke

The press release does not give the impression that there was a large number of boaties out breaching lockdown rules, please refer to the third paragraph which says the following -  “As expected, we have seen a large reduction in the number of boats out on the water over the last four weeks,” says Callum Gillespie, Coastguard New Zealand CEO.  “While our volunteers have also stayed off the water, they have remained on call for emergencies throughout this period.

 

The press release also doesn’t give the impression that the patients put Coastguard volunteer crews at risk – the following line “I am extremely grateful to our volunteers for leaving their families and their bubbles to carry out these vital tasks,” is simply a public thank you from Coastguard’s CEO to these volunteers for the work they have done during this pandemic. 

 

All nine of the emergency responses were medical evacuations from Waiheke Island.  

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11 minutes ago, Fish said:

I just got this reply from CG Comms Manager. Sounds very defensive. Confirms all 9 emergency call outs were transfers from Waiheke

The press release does not give the impression that there was a large number of boaties out breaching lockdown rules, please refer to the third paragraph which says the following -  “As expected, we have seen a large reduction in the number of boats out on the water over the last four weeks,” says Callum Gillespie, Coastguard New Zealand CEO.  “While our volunteers have also stayed off the water, they have remained on call for emergencies throughout this period.

 

The press release also doesn’t give the impression that the patients put Coastguard volunteer crews at risk – the following line “I am extremely grateful to our volunteers for leaving their families and their bubbles to carry out these vital tasks,” is simply a public thank you from Coastguard’s CEO to these volunteers for the work they have done during this pandemic. 

 

All nine of the emergency responses were medical evacuations from Waiheke Island.  

Doesn’t specifically mention the nature of the evacuations - just medical which may not be covid related whereas MH ‘s source did mention they were covid related 

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11 minutes ago, Fish said:

I just got this reply from CG Comms Manager. Sounds very defensive. Confirms all 9 emergency call outs were transfers from Waiheke

The press release does not give the impression that there was a large number of boaties out breaching lockdown rules, please refer to the third paragraph which says the following -  “As expected, we have seen a large reduction in the number of boats out on the water over the last four weeks,” says Callum Gillespie, Coastguard New Zealand CEO.  “While our volunteers have also stayed off the water, they have remained on call for emergencies throughout this period.

 

The press release also doesn’t give the impression that the patients put Coastguard volunteer crews at risk – the following line “I am extremely grateful to our volunteers for leaving their families and their bubbles to carry out these vital tasks,” is simply a public thank you from Coastguard’s CEO to these volunteers for the work they have done during this pandemic. 

 

All nine of the emergency responses were medical evacuations from Waiheke Island.  

just received my reply:

All nine emergency responses were medical evacuations from Waiheke Island.  There are a range of different reasons why Coastguard has been tasked to attend these call outs. As stated in yesterday’s media release, six of the nine medical evacuations were for confirmed or possible Covid-19 patients.

so why did they not say this in the release?

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1 minute ago, marinheiro said:

so why did they not say this in the release?

Sounds like a bad case of PR smoke and mirrors to me.

Personally I'm pissed off, cause that press release made it sound like there were a load of boaties out breaching the lock down, and nine of them got sick requiring emergency assistance and evacuation.

CG need to change their tag line from 'Saving Lives at Sea' to 'Saving lives on Waiheke..'

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6 minutes ago, 1paulg said:

Doesn’t specifically mention the nature of the evacuations - just medical which may not be covid related whereas MH ‘s source did mention they were covid related 

My original comment

I understand the majority/all of these patient transfers were residents from Waiheke.  Coastguard were called to do this as Deodar is out of the water and Lion has an ambulance bay.

Only responding to the suggestion that they may have been off boats, not suggesting  that all 9 were COVID related. Remember I subsequently wrote to read the press release carefully.

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28 minutes ago, Fish said:

Personally I'm pissed off, cause that press release made it sound like there were a load of boaties out breaching the lock down, and nine of them got sick requiring emergency assistance and evacuation.

 

Me To! Starting to struggle to support Coastguard these days.

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