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On the Sea 18 March 2020

W A N T E D  –  W A N T E D  –  W A N T E D

SKIPPERS, CREW AND RADIO OPERATORS

We are looking for volunteers to crew our rescue boat “Crikey” and monitor our radios at the Marine Rescue Tower or from home bases.  All training is provided and you will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and happy team! 

Interested?  Why not come on down and help keep our service operational for the boating community.  Should you require more information, or wish to discuss any aspect of becoming a skipper / crew member, radio operator, administrative / office role or perhaps in some other capacity, please contact Chrissy Heu, on mobile 0427 989 239.

GRAB A BARGAIN!!   Thinking about becoming a boating member but haven’t quite got around to it?   Well, now is the time to grab a bargain!!!   For the month of March our joining fee is $20.00 which will cover you until 30 June.   Renewal fees are $50.00 per financial year (1 July to 30 June).  There are a couple of ways to join as a boating member.   If you have a computer you can join on line.   Go to our website:   www.jurienmarinerescue.com.au    Select “Boaties” from the menu, then under quick links (right hand side) select “boat membership form” and complete your details on the “boat membership application form”.  You can also upload a photo of your boat.   Then hit the “submit” key at the bottom.

There are two options to pay your subscription.

  1. Pay Online – using your credit card, bank account or Paypal account. Your Jurien call sign will be issued as soon as payment is cleared.
  2. Manual payment. You can pay your membership by transferring funds from your account using internet banking or by posting a cheque.   Your membership will be processed once payment is received.   It may take up to seven days to issue your call sign.

Not computer savvy?   That’s OK, pop on down to see us and one of our friendly volunteers will provide you with a form and a biro!   We can’t accept credit cards, so you will need to bring your cheque book or cash (exact amount) with you.

BOAT MEMBERS:   Have you changed any of your details?  Maybe sold your boat, or bought a new one, changed cars or trailers, or do not wish to continue as a member, please let us know.  When a boat is overdue, we need to search the marina car park (or another launching site) to see if the vehicle or trailer are there and we do not want to be wasting valuable time searching for a vehicle or trailer with the incorrect details.  Likewise, your mobile number needs to be correct as we will ring you if unable to contact you by radio.  It is important that we have your correct details on file, so please help us to update our records.

Unserviceable or out-of-date EPIRBs and Flares:

Are you aware that our Group collects out-of-date or unserviceable EPIRBs and Flares?  Please do not discard them in general rubbish or landfill.  Hand them in to us and we will organise correct disposal for you.  We are located in Breakwater Drive – head down to the Marina past the car park and launching ramps and drive to the end of the road. We are usually open between 0600 to 1600 hours, 7 days a week, however, please ring us first on 9652 1950 to ensure that there is someone in attendance.

A reminder to all Boaties that our Group ceased monitoring 27.91 meg radios from 1 January 2020.  You can still log on with us by telephone – call 9652 1950 – or in person.  Please be aware that your mobile may not work, or provide very poor reception, in some areas.  Alternatively, why not invest in a VHF radio which is far superior and will provide a much larger area of coverage than 27 MHz.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

Our working channel is VHF 21.   Emergency channels are VHF 16, 27.88 MH

 

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On the Sea

On Thursday, 28 November, lives were saved on the ocean near Jurien as a local recreational boatie activated his Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) attached to his life jacket, when his boat capsized.  The PLB automatically notified the authorities who in turn notified Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Group. As the skipper and his mate had followed all the correct safety procedures by logging their boating plans with our Group, wearing life jackets and carrying the correct safety equipment both men were quickly located by a local Charter vessel and Marine Rescue.   We would like to acknowledge the prompt and professional assistance provided by Turquoise Coast Safaris, St John Ambulance Crew and Jurien Bay Police as well as our Skipper and Crew of Rescue 1 (Mike, Ted and Mick), Radio Operator Connie, and Sharon and Ian. This was a successful outcome for all involved and demonstrates the importance of PLBs, life jackets and up-to-date safety equipment and, of course, logging your boating plans with your local Marine Rescue Group. 

The Group’s Christmas Function was held on Friday, 29 November and was well attended by volunteers and their partners.  Our HUGE appreciation to IGA Jurien who generously donated the majority of the Xmas extravaganza feast. Suzanne aptly turned the donated goodies into mouth watering cuisine which was enjoyed by all in attendance together with the sumptuous salads supplied by Natalie of Murray Street Grill.  10 Year Meritorious Service Certificates and Medals were presented to Riff Reeve and James Livingstone in recognition of their service with our Group. Dennis Troup received a five-year service medal. Congratulations to Riff, James and Dennis.

Get well wishes are extended to Dennis who has recently spent time at Fiona Stanley Hospital and is currently convalescing in Perth.   Also get well wishes to Ian who returned from an overseas trip feeling a bit under the weather. Welcome back Ian and we hope to see both Dennis and Ian back on deck soon. 

The Marine Rescue Tower will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, 25 December and Boxing Day, Thursday, 26 December 2019.  We will re-open on Friday, 27 December. For all emergencies during this period please call 000. We wish all our Volunteers, their Families and the Boating Community a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.   

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS for another wonderful year.   All the hours you give, often at very short notice and in all types of conditions, is greatly appreciated.  A special thank you also to the employers in the local community for supporting our group by allowing their employee/s to attend to an emergency incident and also time off to enable volunteers to update their skills by attending on-going training.  Thank you all.

Boaties:   Please do not discard unserviceable or out of date EPIRBs or Flares in general rubbish or land fill.  Hand them in to Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue and we will organise correct disposal for you. We are located in Breakwater Drive – head down to the Marina past the car park and launching ramps and drive to the end of the road.

A reminder to all Boaties that 27.91 meg radios will no longer be monitored from 1 January 2020.  Our active channels will be: 27.88 meg (Emergencies), VHF 16 (Emergencies), VHF 21 and 4125 HF.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls. The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF. 

Our working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

NOTE:  From 1 January 2020 we will no longer be monitoring 27.91 meg radios. Our active channels will be 27.88 meg (Emergency), VHF 16 (Emergency) / VHF 21 and HF 4125.

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On the Sea

The Group’s 2019/2020 Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, 20 October 2019 with a good attendance of Life Members, Volunteers and social members.

Elected Committee Members are:

Office Bearers:

  • Commander  – Chrissy Heu
  • Deputy Commander  – Dennis Troup
  • Secretary  – Dolly Lucas
  • Treasurer  – Carla Reger

Committee:

Mike Cockburn (Bosun), Margaret Bown, Thomas Clendenning, Wayne Harston, Robin Randall and Ian Stiles.   Congratulations to all elected Members. We would like to thank our outgoing Treasurer, Sharon Stiles, Bosun, Ian Stiles and Committee Member, Gail Pennington for their outstanding support, hard work and commitment.   Sincere thanks also to Mr Ron Snook, Life Member for chairing the meeting over the nominations. Wayne Harston was presented with a 10 year Outstanding Service Award. Lindsay Doney received a 30 year Outstanding Service Award and Certificate.  Congratulations to both Lindsay and Wayne and thank you again for your ongoing support and dedication with our Group. At the conclusion of the AGM we were treated to delicious and plentiful catering with an “Oktoberfest” theme supplied by Family Affair Cafe.    A huge thank you to Ash, Sue and Staff.   

The following is a summary of crew deployment and training for the past 12 months (October 2018 to present): 

Rescue 1 “Crikey” deployed 66 times.

Rescue 2 (Zodiac) deployed 10 times.

Responded to:

EPIRBS   3

Flares   6

Standbys 11

Tow Ins 18

Overdues 25

Community Promotions   – 3

Training Conducted:

Training sessions in the Tower 27

Training sessions on the Rescue Boats 25

Training Emergency Service Cadets sessions   7

Courses:   

  • Seamanship 1 and 2
  • Sea Survival 1 and 2
  • Radio courses   – 6

We would like to acknowledge the expertise Robin Randall has bought to the radio courses and his enthusiasm and knowledge in our boating deployments and training.  Ted Bown has been a great help also in training the Emergency Service Cadets. Thank you both. A huge thank you also to Ian Stiles for conducting the training sessions.  

The Blue Knights Australia Motor Cycle Club Chapters 1 and 4 and ESMA / Jacks are former/current Police Officers who ride together to raise money for Police Legacy and other charities. They are attending the Marine Rescue Building on Sunday, 17th November at 10.00 am to present a cheque to our Group.   The public are most welcome to attend this event.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls. The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF. 

Our working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

NOTE:  From 1 January 2020 we will no longer be monitoring 27.91 meg radios. Our active channels will be 27.88 meg (Emergency), VHF 16 (Emergency) / VHF 21 and HF 4125.

 

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End of monitoring on 27Mhz radios

Jurien Bay Marine Rescue

Will no longer be monitoring 27MHz band marine radio channels from the:

1st January 2020

We will be monitoring VHF and LOG ONS can be made by phone 9652 1950

Any queries please contact 0427 989 239.

SAFE BOATING

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On the Sea 17 April 2019

The 2019 Shimano WA Open Game Fishing Tournament, organised by the Perth Game Fishing Club, was once again held in the waters off Jurien Bay from 13 to 15 April 2019.   It is the 8th consecutive year that PGFC has held an event in Jurien.   Our appreciation to Chrissy, our dedicated radio operator, who tirelessly monitored the radios throughout the tournament.  Thank you heaps Chrissy!!

To Prevent the Theft of your Vessel or Property:

There are some basic steps that we can all take to protect our property from theft as follows:

  • record all details of your boat and equipment – including serial numbers – and keep this list in a safe place.
  • Engrave any valuable items – you can use your driver’s licence number.
  • Mark your dinghy with an identifying feature, such as your driver’s licence number.
  • Fit an anti-theft device to your trailer.
  • Fit a quality lock to your boat.
  • Remove valuable items from your boat when you leave it unattended. If you have to leave valuables on board, ensure they are out-of-sight.
  • If you are leaving your vehicle parked on shore while you go boating, please make certain that you leave NO valuables behind and that you secure your vehicle properly.
  • Consider fitting a quality alarm to your boat.
  • Don’t leave alcohol on the vessel or in sight.
  • Don’t leave keys on your boat. Take them with you.

What to do if your vessel is broken into, stolen or damaged:

Contact the Police Assistance Centre (PAC) on Telephone 131 444 or Jurien Bay Police on 9652 0600 to make a report.  When a crime is happening or in a life threatening situation dial 000.

Do not touch anything unless it’s absolutely essential.  If the surfaces on your vessel are suitable and a forensics officer is available, they will attend to “dust” for finger prints.   You can assist by:

  • Preserving areas for forensic examination for DNA and fingerprints from weather or contamination, where possible.
  • Noting any changes or disturbance of equipment on board for forensic examination.
  • Inquiring with neighbours / club members / other vessel users regarding similar offences or suspicious activities and informing the attending Police of the details.

Source: WA Water Police – “Marine Watch, a Guide to a more secure and a safe boating experience”.  The full brochure is available from the Marine Rescue Tower.

Explore Marine Parks WA Smart iPhone App

Discover WA’s marine parks with the new Explore Marine Parks WA iPhone app which covers the 13 marine parks.   The “where am I?” function means you can see which marine park zone you are in and what activities you can enjoy in each particular area, even when offline or out of mobile phone range!     Download it free from the Apple App store.

Hook Up to the Recreational Fishing Rules and Guide

Not too sure about the recreational fishing rules?   It’s easy to keep up to date with WA’s recreational fishing rules.  Whether it’s for bag and size limits, seasonal closures or licences, all the rules are at your fingertips.

  1. Go to fish.wa.gov.au for rules covering more than 180 fish species. Use the interactive maps to discover information about marine protected areas and common species by region.
  2. App – the free Recfishwest app provides access to the rules even if you are out of phone range and has an easy fish identification feature. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  3. Recreational Fishing Guide – download from www.fish.wa.gov.au/guide

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls.   The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF.

Working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

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On the Sea 17 April 2019

The school holidays are upon us and we are encouraging visiting boaties to use our services to lodge your boating plans.  You are welcome to call down to the Marine Rescue Tower, 34 Breakwater Drive, (past the Marina car park at the end of the road) and complete a Visiting Boat Form.  There is no fee to join as a Visiting Boatie and it is FREE to log on and off with us. When logging on, all we need to know is:

  • your call sign,
  • number of people on board,
  • how much fuel you have,
  • your destination,
  • your estimated time of return,
  • a mobile number that you are taking with you,
  • your boat Marine and Harbour number,
  • trailer and/or vehicle registration number.

If you do not have a radio fitted or it is not operational, you can lodge your plans by calling us on 9652 1950.  We cover the area from Grey to Greenhead, including Cervantes, Sandy Cape, in fact any place within this area where a boat can be launched.

Alternatively you can visit our website:   www.jurienmarinerescue.com.au and complete the necessary form.   Select “Boaties” from the menu, ”Visiting Boat Form” from the quick links panel (on the right hand side) and complete your details.  A photo of your boat can also be included to provide easy identification.  When completed don’t forget to hit “Submit” at the bottom of the screen.

Please remember to:

  • Check the marine weather report and ensure you and your boat are suited to the prevailing conditions. Are warnings current for your boating area?   Are there weather conditions affecting safe navigation and comfort?  What are the wind trends?  What are the wave conditions?   When is the next high and low tide?
  • Be aware that wind gusts can be 40% stronger and maximum waves may be twice the height of what is forecast;
  • Ensure you have the required safety equipment (life jackets, flares, EPIRB) for the area you intend to go to;
  • Ensure you have sufficient fuel. Aim to carry 50 percent more fuel than you expect to use;
  • Log on and off with us!! Keep our radio operators happy!!   Play it safe and use our services, or at least tell a relative or friend of your boating plans.

Divers:

Unattended Boats:  The Department of Transport (DoT) states: “The practice of divers leaving vessels unattended can be very dangerous.  DoT strongly recommends that a responsible person stays on board at all times to raise the alarm if the diver is overdue or to attend to the vessel should it start to drift. In the case of an unattended boat, ensure your anchor is set to hold for the duration of the dive.”

Diving Flag:  “A boat with divers working from it must carry the appropriate day or night signals. The daytime signal for divers is an International Code Flag “A”. The flag must be at least 750 millimetres long and 600 millimetres wide.”

Divers are most welcome to use our services to log on their plans for the day either by radio or mobile phone.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls.   The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF.

Working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

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On the Sea 3 April 2019

GRAB A BARGAIN!!   Thinking about becoming a boating member but haven’t quite got around to it?   Well, now is the time to grab a bargain!!!   For the month of April our joining fee is $15.00 which will cover you until 30 June.   Renewal fees are $50.00 per financial year (1 July to 30 June).  There are a couple of ways to join as a boating member.   If you have a computer you can join on line.   Go to our website:   www.jurienmarinerescue.com.au    Select “Boaties” from the menu, then under quick links (right hand side) select “boat membership form” and complete your details on the “boat membership application form”.  You can also upload a photo of your boat.   Then hit the “submit” button at the bottom.

There are two options to pay your subscription.

  1. Pay Online – using your credit card, bank account or Paypal account.   Your Jurien call sign will be issued as soon as payment is cleared.
  2. Manual payment. You can pay your membership by transferring funds from your account using internet banking or by posting a cheque.   Your membership will be processed once payment is received.   It may take up to seven days to issue your call sign.

Not computer savvy?   Pop on down to see us and one of our friendly volunteers will provide you with a form and a biro!   We can’t accept credit cards, so you will need to bring your cheque book or cash (exact amount) with you.

Boat Membershave you paid your 2018/2019 subscriptions?   If not, your membership will be cancelled and your Jurien call sign will be re-allocated. Final reminder notices are currently being processed with a deadline of 30 April.  If you are not sure if you have paid please check with us.  Likewise, if you have changed your contact details, sold your boat, or bought a new one, or do not wish to continue as a member, please let us know.  It is important that we have your correct details on file, so please help us to update our records.   Our phone number is 9652 1950 or mobile 0439 315 988.

The school holidays are nearly upon us and there will be an influx of visitors into our area.   If you are a visiting boatie, call down to the Marine Rescue Tower, 34 Breakwater Drive, (past the Marina car park at the end of the road) and lodge your boating details with us by completing a Visiting Boat Form.  There is no fee to join as a Visiting Boatie and it is FREE to log on and off with us. When logging on, all we need to know is:

  • your call sign,
  • number of people on board,
  • how much fuel you have,
  • your destination,
  • your estimated time of return,
  • a mobile number that you are taking with you,
  • your boat Marine and Harbour number,
  • trailer and/or vehicle registration number.

We cover the area from Grey to Green Head, including Cervantes, Sandy Cape, in fact any place within this area where a boat can be launched.

Alternatively you can visit our website:   www.jurienmarinerescue.com.au and complete the necessary form.   Select “Boaties” from the menu, then ”Visiting Boat Form” from the quick links panel (on the right hand side) and complete your details.  A photo of your boat can also be included to provide easy identification.  When completed don’t forget to hit “Submit” at the bottom of the screen.

Please remember to:

  • Check the marine weather report and ensure you and your boat are suited to the prevailing conditions. Are warnings current for your boating area?   Are there weather conditions affecting safe navigation and comfort?  What are the wind trends?  What are the wave conditions?   When is the next high and low tide?
  • Be aware that wind gusts can be 40% stronger and maximum waves may be twice the height of what is forecast;
  • Ensure you have the required safety equipment (life jackets, flares, EPIRB) for the area you intend to go to;
  • Ensure you have sufficient fuel. Aim to carry 50 percent more fuel than you expect to use;
  • Log on and off with us!! Keep our radio operators happy!!   Play it safe and use our services, or at least tell a relative or friend of your boating plans.

There is a variety of free brochures available at the Marine Rescue Tower.   Our website:  www.jurienmarinerescue.com.au also provides information on weather forecasts, Jurien tide and wave conditions, wind warnings, etc.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls.   The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF.

Working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

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On the Sea 20 March 2019

LAST CHANCE – BE QUICK!!   Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Group is delivering a Short Range VHF Radio Course on Saturday, 23 March 2019 from 0800 to 12 noon.  The venue is the Training Room, ground floor, Marine Rescue Building, 34 Breakwater Drive, Jurien.  The cost to participants is $120.00 each.   Places are limited.    If you are interested in attending please register your details by calling 9652 1950.

THANK YOU to Jurien Bay Butchers for their generous donation of sausages for our recent BBQ following Pathways 3 training on the weekend of 9 and 10 March.  Two Volunteers from Port Denison and three from Leeman joined six volunteers from Jurien Bay to undertake Seamanship 1 and Sea Survival 1 courses over the two days.  Sincere thanks to Ian Stiles for organising a very successful event and congratulations to all participants.

Why log on with us?

We’ve heard a lot of reasons why not to log on:

  • Nothing will happen to me!
  • I know these waters!
  • I can swim!
  • I have a lifejacket!
  • I have an EPIRB!
  • I’ve told my wife!
  • I’ve been doing this for years!

It’s your safety we’re concerned about!!

Let us tell you some of the reasons why you should LOG ON:

  • Logging on with us enables us to quickly locate you, as we will have your details and destination, should a rescue be necessary.
  • We cover the area from Grey to Green Head, including Cervantes, Sandy Cape, in fact any place within this area where a boat can be launched.
  • Our Radio Operators man the Tower in 5-hour shifts and love nothing better than logging on boaties – it keeps them interested in their task and gives them a sense of purpose. The busier they are the happier they are!!  It’s frustrating when they see 30 boats leaving the Marina with only 5 logging on.
  • Our telephone – 9652 1950 – is monitored 24 hours a day.
  • It is a FREE service.

Not sure how to log on and off?   When logging on, all we need to know is:

  • Where you are departing from,
  • Your call sign,
  • Number of adults and children on board,
  • How much fuel you have,
  • Your destination,
  • Your estimated time of return.

If you are not a boat member of our Group, the following additional information will be required:

  • Your boat Marine and Harbour number,
  • Trailer and/or vehicle registration number,
  • A mobile number that you are taking with you.

When logging off:

  • Use your call sign to contact us,
  • Advise you would like to log off for the day,
  • Wait for the radio operator to acknowledge logging you off.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls.   The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF.

Working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

 

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Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Group is delivering a Short Range VHF Radio Course on Saturday, 23 March 2019 from 0800 to 12 noon.  The venue is the Training Room, ground floor, Marine Rescue Building, 34 Breakwater Drive, Jurien.  The cost to participants is $120.00 each.   Places are limited.    If you are interested in attending please register your details by calling 9652 1950.

The Group has recently installed an updated “Log on Log Off” sign advising our working and emergency channels and contact details.   The sign was erected at the Jurien Bay Marina by one of our volunteers, Mike.   A big thank you to Mike for a job well done!

GRAB A BARGAIN!!   Thinking about becoming a boating member but haven’t quite got around to it?   Well, now is the time to grab a bargain!!!   For the month of February our joining fee is $25.00 which will cover you until 30 June.   Renewal fees are $50.00 per financial year (1 July to 30 June).  There are a couple of ways to join as a boating member.   If you have a computer you can join on line.   Go to our website:   wwwjurienmarinerescue.com.au    Select “Boaties” from the menu, then under quick links (right hand side) select “boat membership form” and complete your details on the “boat membership application form”.  You can also upload a photo of your boat.   Then hit the “submit” key at the bottom.

There are two options to pay your subscription.

  1. Pay Online – using your credit card, bank account or Paypal account.   Your Jurien call sign will be issued as soon as payment is cleared.
  2. Manual payment. You can pay your membership by transferring funds from your account using internet banking or by posting a cheque.   Your membership will be processed once payment is received.   It may take up to seven days to issue your call sign.

Not computer savvy?   That’s OK, pop on down to see us and one of our friendly volunteers will provide you with a paper form and a biro!   We can’t accept credit cards, so you will need to bring your cheque book or cash (exact amount) with you.

A reminder to all boat members:   Have you paid your 2018/2019 subscriptions?   If not, your membership will be cancelled and your Jurien call sign will be re-allocated.   If you are unsure if you have paid or not please check with us.  Likewise, iIf you have changed your contact details, sold your boat, or bought a new one, or do not wish to continue as a member, please let us know.  It is important that we have your correct details on file, so please help us to update our records.   Our phone number is 9652 1950 or pop down to the Marine Tower and advise one of our volunteers.

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls.   The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF.

Our working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

 

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On The Sea Feb 2019

Farewell to our wonderful volunteer radio operator Ricki Marshall who has moved to Perth.  Thank you Ricki for all your contributions to our Group not only over the past couple of years but also during the earlier stages of the group.  We wish you good luck and best wishes for the future Ricki and hope to catch up with you again soon.

To Prevent the Theft of your Vessel or Property:

There are some basic steps that we can all take to protect our property from theft as follows:

  • record all details of your boat and equipment – including serial numbers – and keep this list in a safe place.
  • Engrave any valuable items – you can use your driver’s licence number.
  • Mark your dinghy with an identifying feature, such as your driver’s licence number.
  • Fit an anti-theft device to your trailer.
  • Fit a quality lock to your boat.
  • Remove valuable items from your boat when you leave it unattended.  If you have to leave valuables on board, ensure they are out-of-sight.
  • If you are leaving your vehicle parked on shore while you go boating, please make certain that you leave NO valuables behind and that you secure your vehicle properly.
  • Consider fitting a quality alarm to your boat.
  • Don’t leave alcohol on the vessel or in sight.
  • Don’t leave keys on your boat. Take them with you.

What to do if your vessel is broken into, stolen or damaged:

Contact the Police Assistance Centre (PAC) on Telephone 131 444 or Jurien Bay Police on 9652 0600 to make a report.  When a crime is happening or in a life threatening situation dial 000.

Do not touch anything unless it’s absolutely essential.  If the surfaces on your vessel are suitable and a forensics officer is available, they will attend to “dust” for finger prints.   You can assist by:

  • Preserving areas for forensic examination for DNA and fingerprints from weather or contamination, where possible.
  • Noting any changes or disturbance of equipment on board for forensic examination.
  • Inquiring with neighbours / club members / other vessel users regarding similar offences or suspicious activities and informing the attending Police of the details.

Source: WA Water Police – “Marine Watch, a Guide to a more secure and a safe boating experience”.  The full brochure is available from the Marine Rescue Tower.

Explore Marine Parks WA Smart iPhone App

Discover WA’s marine parks with the new Explore Marine Parks WA iPhone app which covers the 13 marine parks.   The “where am I?” function means you can see which marine park zone you are in and what activities you can enjoy in each particular area, even when offline or out of mobile phone range!     Download it free from the Apple App store.

Hook Up to the Recreational Fishing Rules and Guide

Not too sure about the recreational fishing rules?   It’s easy to keep up to date with WA’s recreational fishing rules.  Whether it’s for bag and size limits, seasonal closures or licences, all the rules are at your fingertips.

  1. Go to www.fish.wa.gov.au for rules covering more than 180 fish species. Use the interactive maps to discover information about marine protected areas and common species by region.
  2. App – the free Recfishwest app provides access to the rules even if you are out of phone range and has an easy fish identification feature.  Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  3. Recreational Fishing Guide – download from www.fish.wa.gov.au/guide

Our Group monitors the radios 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (either at the Tower or through home bases).   Stay safe out there on the ocean. Take 30 seconds and LOG ON WITH US.   It is free!  Not only does it provide you with peace of mind, but also your Family and loved ones will know that you are being looked after.  Most importantly it will allow us to locate you quickly should an emergency arise.

A reminder to all Boaties:  If logging off for the day, after 1600 hours (4.00 pm), please remember to do so outside the Marina.   This provides a better radio reception for our Home Base Operators to respond to your calls. The Home Base Operators will continue to monitor the radios out of these hours.

Please remember to LOG ON AND LOG OFF.

Our working channels are 21 VHF and 27.91 mega hertz.

Emergency channels are 16 VHF and 27.88 mega hertz.

 

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