Marine Rescue Jurien Bay
Our mission: Enhance the safety of life at sea.
Marine Rescue Jurien Bay is manned by volunteers who take pride in offering their services free of charge. We operate from the tower at the end of Breakwater Drive, as well as from a network of home bases. A friendly radio operator is always standing by!
Marine Rescue Jurien Bay Tower Open Daily 7am-4pm May to August, and 6am-4pm September to April. Outside of these hours, our volunteers monitor the radios from Home Bases to provide a 24 hour radio monitoring service.
You will find our Tower at the end of Breakwater Drive - Phone us on 9652 1950
Log on with us whenever you go out ... no matter how short the trip.
When you log on with us, please remember to log off - perhaps set a reminder on your phone so you don't forget!
From December 2023
Marine Rescue Jurien Bay
CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT
Expired Flares or EPIRBs!
Marine Rescue Jurien Bay was previously a collection point for Expired Flares and EPIRBs - but due to safety concerns, we are no longer permitted to do so.
Please contact Department of Transport for collection point locations.
Hi to all at Marine Rescue Jurien Bay,
On the 24/5/22 I was unfortunate to have run out of fuel 1.2nm from the Jurien Bay Marina entrance between 1 and 2am on what has been described as a night of pretty wild weather. It was clear to me that once we had run out of fuel and with the time it would take to bleed the lines we would be in strife, so I activated our EPIRB.
With your radio operator at station, who I would imagine would have been very concerned, your members Mike Cockburn and Chrissy Heu jumped into action and set out in a "Search and rescue" that in my eyes was way way over what would normally be considered as "Too big a risk to attempt". (I later learnt that they almost called off the search while looking for us)
The sight of them next to us in those conditions, especially after we had been rolled 360* by the huge swells from the reef we had drifted towards is something I will never forget. Their approach, their caution, their professionalism and their obvious skills during the execution of our rescue was outstanding and a testament to the training Marine Rescue Jurien Bay obviously under go and have in place.
On top of that the support from you all after that night. To tow, raft up and secure my vessel at the service jetty at the marina is over and above.
Myself along with my wife and crew, haven't enough words to convey our gratitude.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
You are all amazing,
Regards, Shane Scholes. May, 2022
"We would like to thank all those involved in our recent rescue after our boat capsized.
Thank you to Jurien Bay Sea Search and Rescue who responded very quickly after we activated our Personal Locator Beacon and were very professional. All that training has certainly paid off. They made the rescue an easy task in a difficult situation.
Thank heavens we only had mild hypothermia. Words cannot say how thankful we are to all those people involved as it could have been a far worse outcome without them."
Barry and Peter
Thanks for the Rescue down at Grey
“ Dear Chrissy and crew, thanks for the rescue after my recent capsize. I have learned some important lessons, including (a) that as you get older your reaction speed to things like big waves threatening to capsize your boat get slower and as a result boating gets riskier and (b) always make sure that your EPIRB and flares are tied into your boat, otherwise after a capsize they may float away. Am thankful that a couple of golden rules were followed, being (a) always log on and (b) always stay with your boat."
From Dick at Grey April, 2022
"Myself and my family can never thank you enough - there are literally not enough words to express our gratitude for what you did to retrieve my father’s body on Saturday after we were thrown overboard by a King Wave.
Your efforts together with my rescuers Bec & Jeremy Carter and their amazing boys who thought I was a seal made it possible to bring Dad’s body home. Your ability to do this for my family has given us much peace at an extremely difficult time in our lives that without this would have been infinitely harder.
My Dad has been on the sea his entire life, the shock at what happened I don’t think he could comprehend – like so many others we had life jackets on board but where not wearing them – if I could turn back time and be wearing them I so feel we would still have him with us.
Thank you again, you are an amazing team and don’t ever underestimate the important role you play – you are heroes and we owe you forever."
Arna & Family
Hit by a King Wave!
“We can never thank enough, the people who not only saved our skins, but also saved my boat. The radio operators at Sea Rescue, Chrissy, Wayne, and Ian on the sea rescue boat, and Rob and Dave who first picked us up out of the cold ocean. We owe you forever.”
Laurie, Jack and David