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Welcome to Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Providing volunteer marine search and rescue services, and waterside assistance to the boating public in Hervey Bay waters. We are a highly professional rescue service, available on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The Squadron operates from its Base at Urangan Boat Harbour, from where it covers an area that stretches from Stewart Island in the Great Sandy Strait to Theodolite Creek, north of Woodgate … and east to Long Shoal situated approximately 14 NM NNW of Sandy Cape.

Log On/Log Off Service

Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay also offer a trip logging service, which allows boaties to call us to record their:

  • Call sign or vessel name
  • Departure point and intended destination
  • Number of people on board
  • Expected time of return

Help Our Volunteers Save Lives!

Less than 10% of our operational funding comes from the state government.
Our organisation relies on donations from people just like you to help us provide these
vital marine search and rescue services to the Wide Bay boating community.

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What To Do In an Emergency

Your plan may look like this:

  • Make radio contact with Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay  and provide your vessel location; nature of problem; and number of people on board.
  • Ensure vessel security and crew safety.
  • Provide medical aid where necessary.
  • If able, set an anchor and have all crew don life jackets.
  • If unable to use the radio:
  • And other vessels are nearby, discharge orange flares during daylight
  • If other vessels are nearby or you are within five kilometres of land, discharge red hand-held flare every 30 minutes.
  • Discharge parachute rocket flare when completely dark – discharge another one within one minute of the first being let off.
  • If there is no response from the discharge of flares, switch on EPIRB and secure lanyard
  • Prepare vessel and crew for possible overnight wait.

Latest Marine Rescue Hervey Bay News

Sun December 16th

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

As the saying goes: ‘Cleanliness is next to Seaworthiness”.

Today was end-of-year clean up day at MRHB. All vessels and equipment were thoroughly cleaned, inspected and made ready to serve our community.

Dave M even had time to take his very own ‘Rescue V’ (a mop) for a run.

Commodore John also presented grad certificates and insignia to newly minted Helmsmen Dave, Kevin, and Graeme.
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Sun December 16th

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Yesterday the duty crew took a trip to Urang Creek. This was the landing used by the vehicle barge and commercial tour operators in the 80s and 90s. The tide offered them a good opportunity to see if the creek was still a viable landing for a medivac off Fraser Island.

Most of our medivacs from Fraser Island are from Kingfisher Bay, but in some weather conditions this is not viable or it could be that the patient is unable to be brought to Kingfisher Bay.
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