On the Sea 18 March 2020 | Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Group Inc

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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