On the Sea 20 March 2019 | Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Group Inc

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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