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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.

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

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Mon November 18th

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Some dodgy (tempted to say ‘crappy’) line and knots, but apart from that...what could possibly go wrong?!

Extra points to those players at home who can quote relevant likely MARPOL legislation violations.
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Some dodgy (tempted to say ‘crappy’) line and knots, but apart from that...what could possibly go wrong?!

Extra points to those players at home who can quote relevant likely MARPOL legislation violations.

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MARPOL annexe IV Regulations for the prevention of pollution by sewage from ships. Unless it has a MARPOL certified STP or holding tank under the seat 😂

A shark would think twice about circling around a boat, after realizing that ain't food that dropped into the water! 🦈

Could be classed as croc baiting if you head a little further north!

Craig Eggerling dack might need this next year 😂

Thought it would face the other way so you could enjoy the view. No magazine rack either. Do. You hold the dunny roll in your teeth ??

Only violation I can see besides the knots 😂😂😂 you have pointed out these is no basin to wash your hands or toilet paper holder half ass job I reckon 😂

It's facing the wrong way & having a hole on the bottom kinda ruins the whole idea...

Where does one put the folded up newspaper?...😁

Like everything is wrong!😂😂

If more than 12nm from land then its all good🤔

I like that it's called Cabo

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Better than hanging your arse over the side 👍😂😂😂

Just don't eat any remora/ sucker fish lol

Jenny James

John Clarke this would be better than the bucket🤣🤣

I guess thats wat they call the poop deck

Mitchell Bell Lachie Masters?? Actually impressive. Would definitely give it a go

Giuseppe Fiore Pastore the long drop

Burley deck

John Babalis I think we can rig one up for the Haines

Alex Petrou next ufo upgrade

Sabrina Schönborn

Is this what it’s like Stephen?

Tamara Hogg I’ll make u one!

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