Through the generous support of our members, sponsors and charitable trusts Coastguard Hawke's Bay is able to provide a high quality marine search and rescue services to the greater Hawke's Bay region. We have a world class rescue vessel, Celia Knowles Rescue (CK Rescue), our Operations Centre enables us to manage marine searches and also provide public education facilities. Police, Hawke’s Bay LandSAR and Hawke’s Bay Surf callout squad also use our facilities to manage search operations.

Coastguard Hawke's Bay sees itself very much as part of the community. We raise most of our funding locally, our people come from the local community, and we are here to serve local and visiting boaties. We also work with a number of local organisations and individuals.

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Keeping you safe at sea.

Coastguard Hawke's Bay



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Radio Procedures

General Radio and Emergency Call Procedures


Boating Education Courses available through Coastguard Boating Education Services.

Award Winning Coastguard Hawke's Bay

In 2023 Coastguard Hawke’s Bays efforts were recognised by Coastguard New Zealand. We won:

  • Community Engagement Award 2023, this award recognises excellence in the areas of public relations, fundraising, or community engagement activity.
  • Rescue of the Year 2023, this award recognises the rescue crew who have undertaken an outstanding Search and Rescue or Coastguard operation. We were joint winners with Coastguard Gisborne in recognition of our efforts, along with a number of our SAR partners, to locate a missing diver in Mahia.
  • Unit of the Year, this award recognises the unit who in the past year has achieved excellence in all aspects of its management and operational activities.


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Assists from 2009 to July 2023 - Coastguard Hawke's Bay

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