SHOALHAVEN police have praised the many locals and visitors who attended Jervis Bay to view the warships involved in the International Fleet Review.
Inspector Steve Johnson said the event ran smoothly, with no arrests and only one incident on the water.
“Our goal for the policing response to the International Fleet Review visit to Jervis Bay was to be on hand on land and the water to ensure everyone had an experience to remember, not one to forget,” Inspector Johnson said.
“Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable experience seeing the warships from the land or on the water.
“Wednesday was a great day for everyone involved.
“The fleet viewing was amazing and the conditions were perfect.”
Inspector Johnson said officers issued six move-on directions on Wednesday evening.
“We conducted two searches and issued one infringement notice for a stealing offence and a court attendance notice for disqualified diving,” he said.
Inspector Johnson said the only incident reported during the visit was on Wednesday when three Sydney men were rescued in Jervis Bay after being blown one kilometre offshore in an inflatable boat.
At around 2.40pm, a 21-year-old Bankstown man, a 20-year-old Concorde male and a 22-year-old Riverwood man launched an inflatable rubber boat off Callala Beach but due to the strong wind were blown offshore one kilometre into Jervis Bay.
While the men were adrift police were notified and arrangements were made for Marine Rescue Jervis Bay to launch a rescue mission.
Luckily for the three men, the Dolphin Watch Cruise boat Extreme was in the area and located and rescued them before Marine Rescue arrived.