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VMR helped 40 people in trouble in our waters in a month

JOB FOR MARINE RESCUE HERVEY BAY: A crew towed this sail catamaran as one of their 17 call-outs in April.
JOB FOR MARINE RESCUE HERVEY BAY: A crew towed this sail catamaran as one of their 17 call-outs in April. Contributed

OWNERS of a sinking boat had to clear the vessel of all their belongings after it was swamped by waves while being pulled into shore.

A crew from Marine Rescue Hervey Bay went out to recover the vessel at Wathumba, near the top end of Fraser Island.

Vice-commodore Jill Barclay said nobody was in danger.

"The owners had emptied the water out before we got there, so we were able to tow them safely back to the boat harbour," Ms Barclay said.

"Later that afternoon we assisted a motor cruiser with steering problems and (on another day) we towed a sailing catamaran back to Urangan that had no steering."

Those were just some of the jobs that Marine Rescue Hervey Bay were called to last month.

In total, there were 17 jobs during April in which 40 people were helped. Call-outs covered a wide spectrum from a vessel with a major fuel leak, to a boat requiring fuel and engine problems.

"The excellent weather over the Easter weekend provided good boating conditions on the bay," she said.

"There were a lot of boats on the water, with many visitors to the region enjoying the Fraser Coast's waterways.

"A big thanks to all our volunteers, particularly the skippers, crew and radio operators who provide this valuable service to the boating public, not only during public holiday weekends, but every day of the year."
 

Topics:  fraser coast marine rescue hervey bay vmr vmr hervey bay



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