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Lodge your boating details / Divers

The April school holidays are upon us and there will be an influx of visitors into our beautiful 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.  One of our friendly radio operators will be able to assist you. 

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.


Alternatively, you can visit our website: and complete the necessary form.   Select “Boaties” from the menu, then “Visiting Boat Form” from the quick links panel (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.


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 / partner / neighbour!

  • 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 Greenhead, 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.



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.


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