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Seems our comrades at Marine Rescue Port Hedland are making great leaps in rescue technology. We’re just waiting on details as to where they’ll fit the Samson Post. 😄😉Marine Rescue Port Hedland can announce it has been in discussion with the WA Government and Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA to procure a fit for purpose, jet powered aerial rescue system that will be added to the fleet in 2021. Commander Zac Slaughter says "It will greatly help the group conduct aerial search operations across the region". ... See MoreSee Less

Seems our comrades at Marine Rescue Port Hedland are making great leaps in rescue technology. We’re just waiting on details as to where they’ll fit the Samson Post. 😄😉

Yesterday there were many calls and much confusion about whether boat ramps had been closed and whether people could still take their boats out. Today we can offer a little clarity.

Boat ramps are not closed. Boating is not banned. Fishing is not banned. Kayaking and standup paddleboarding are not banned. HOWEVER....

The community COVID-19 defence strategy that is in place needs us all to comply to be successful. As that requires everyone to stay at home, MSQ have asked that you restrict your boating to the following reasons:

🎣 Fishing for food
🚤 Travelling to and from work
⛽️ Obtaining provisions
🛶 Exercise

Social Distancing restrictions still apply no matter where you are.

#staysafe #stayathome
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Yesterday there were many calls and much confusion about whether boat ramps had been closed and whether people could still take their boats out.  Today we can offer a little clarity.

Boat ramps are not closed. Boating is not banned. Fishing is not banned. Kayaking and standup paddleboarding are not banned.  HOWEVER....

The community COVID-19 defence strategy that is in place needs us all to comply to be successful. As that requires everyone to stay at home, MSQ have asked that you restrict your boating to the following reasons:

🎣 Fishing for food
🚤 Travelling to and from work
⛽️ Obtaining provisions
🛶 Exercise

Social Distancing restrictions still apply no matter where you are.

#StaySafe #StayAtHome

Tue March 31st

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

A quick tow this afternoon for a boatie broken down at the northern end of Big Woody Island. ... See MoreSee Less

A quick tow this afternoon for a boatie broken down at the northern end of Big Woody Island.

Tue March 31st

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Rescue I construction by Allweld Manufacturing in Maryborough is up to fitting the bottom bow plates which are very difficult because of the shape in the bow and the material thickness, which is 6mm.
MRHB’s marine surveyor is very happy with AllWeld’s procedures and quality of work.

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Rescue I construction by Allweld Manufacturing in Maryborough is up to fitting the bottom bow plates which are very difficult because of the shape in the bow and the material thickness,  which is 6mm.
MRHB’s marine surveyor is very happy with AllWeld’s procedures and quality of work.

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Mon March 30th

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

We can’t tell you that you can’t go out in your boat but, before you do, please think about these things:
* Is it essential work or is it just recreational?
* Who will rescue you if something goes wrong or you breakdown?
* What others will you put at risk – your family, Marine Rescue volunteers, other emergency services?
* Perhaps reconsider your decision, at this time.

MRHB will always be there for you, but we ask you to be at home for us right now.

#StaySafe #StayAtHome
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We can’t tell you that you can’t go out in your boat but, before you do, please think about these things:
*  Is it essential work or is it just recreational?
*  Who will rescue you if something goes wrong or you breakdown?
*  What others will you put at risk – your family, Marine Rescue volunteers, other emergency services?
 * Perhaps reconsider your decision, at this time.

MRHB will always be there for you, but we ask you to be at home for us right now.

#StaySafe #StayAtHome

Fri March 27th

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Yellow Special Marks advise mariners to check their charts for an obstruction or hazard. Boaties departing Urangan Boat Harbour all know to look out of Special Mark EU1 to clear the two major sand banks as they head out to their favourite fishing marks in the bay.

Today EU1 seemed to be an extra-Special Mark, and potentially the location of a pot’o’gold.

Photo credit to Kevin L.
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Yellow Special Marks advise mariners to check their charts for an obstruction or hazard. Boaties departing Urangan Boat Harbour all know to look out of Special Mark EU1 to clear the two major sand banks as they head out to their favourite fishing marks in the bay.

Today EU1 seemed to be an extra-Special Mark, and potentially the location of a pot’o’gold.

Photo credit to Kevin L.

Thu March 26th

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

This week’s Rescue 1 build pics. Allweld’s efforts are progressing very well. The tack welding will continue for another week or so until all the plates are on and then have to be fully welded and faired back.

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This week’s Rescue 1 build pics. Allweld’s efforts are progressing very well. The tack welding will continue for another week or so until all the plates are on and then have to be fully welded and faired back.

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Mon March 23rd

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Hyne Timber Rescue was called out early this morning to assist a 4.5m runabout broken down north of the outer banks. As HTR departed Urangan, the call was for a jump-start due to a flat battery. However, once on scene, the owner also mentioned a 20cm crack in his hull (thankfully above the waterline!). Having got the motor started, HTR followed the vessel back to UBH in case the crack grew.

This is a timely opportunity to remind boaters that, while MRHB remains operational and ready to assist, boaties can help us to ensure our availability by checking their vessel and it’s systems are fully serviceable before leaving the boat harbour.

#BoatSafe
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Hyne Timber Rescue was called out early this morning to assist a 4.5m runabout broken down north of the outer banks. As HTR departed Urangan, the call was for a jump-start due to a flat battery. However, once on scene, the owner also mentioned a 20cm crack in his hull (thankfully above the waterline!). Having got the motor started, HTR followed the vessel back to UBH in case the crack grew.

This is a timely opportunity to remind boaters that, while MRHB remains operational and ready to assist, boaties can help us to ensure our availability by checking their vessel and it’s systems are fully serviceable before leaving the boat harbour.

#BoatSafe

Sat March 21st

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Allweld’s build of Rescue I continues. Hull plates are presently being tacked on before continuous welding starts.

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Allweld’s build of Rescue I continues. Hull plates are presently being tacked on before continuous welding starts.

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