For all boaties that head out to the top of Fraser Island / Sandy Cape / north of the Fairway Buoy or Arch Cliff - please note that the Channel 22 repeater is currently not working. We have damage to the aerial from recent winds. Weather permitting we will be heading up on Wednesday this week to fix it (hopefully).
In the meantime please use Channel 67 for your communications with us (and of course Channel 16, if you are in trouble) ... See MoreSee Less
Something of interest for anyone heading south in the GSS and wanting to cross the Wide Bay bar. Remember to check in with Tin Can Bay Coast Guard for latest info and to be logged in for your bar crossing.Wide Bay Bar 2pm Sunday 9th December. Pic taken by Peter Gash the pilot of the Seair Pacific plane that flies daily to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort from the Gold Coast ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Kimberley and Dave; two members of our ever hard working Admin team.
Kimberley came to MRHB recently after a career in a large agricultural business. While Kimberley is quick to point out she ‘knows nothing about boats’, she was looking for some post-retirement structure and literally walked in when passing by.
Dave came to MRHB two years ago after a long career as a Parks and Wildlife Ranger in Tassie and the NT; so if you want to know about ‘bush tucker’, Dave’s your man. Dave not only works in Admin but crews on our rescue vessels. When asked, Dave says he came to MRHB to save his marriage by getting out of the house! Dave added he loves to be part of such an eclectic team.
A commercial dive boat was quick to report three missing divers in the vicinity of the Artificial Reef, east of Big Woody Island, when this afternoon’s storm reduced visibility to zero. #HyneTimber Rescue and Rescue III were activated to join the search in conditions that were quite shabby to say the least.
After about two hours of the divers drifting on the surface, Hyne Timber Rescue spotted them and was able to successfully rescue all three.
A great outcome thanks to the quick response of the dive boat skipper, and the efforts of Water Police and our Radio Operators, skippers and crew.