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Two Recent Deployments and BEST Check

Skipper Mike and Crew Member Andrew

At 1600 hours on Thursday, 16 March, 2023 our Rescue 2 (“Bay Watch”) was deployed to Green Island (near Grey) with Mike Cockburn, Chrissy Heu, Graham Latter and Andrew Stevens to assist persons onboard a vessel to reach land, but we were once again stood down. The people involved reached land safely. A big thanks to our radio operator Riff Reeve.

At 0720 hours on Monday, 20 March, Rescue 2 was again deployed with Mike, Chrissy and Andrew Stevens onboard to assist a vessel at Essex Rocks. The weather was lovely and calm with the Jurien Charter vessels show-casing the Islands. Thank you to Raelene (Radio Operator) and all crew involved.

Andrew at the Helm

Well done everyone!!!!

The April school holidays are nearly upon us and there will be a lot of boating activity in our area. If you haven’t already done so, now is the BEST TIME to undertake the following BEST check guide below to guarantee the BEST day on the water:

Check your Boat

  • Batteries

  • Fuel and oil (plus 50% in reserve)

  • Steering

  • Keys and Bungs

  • Suitable for the area of operation

Check your Equipment

  • Test run your motor

  • Use your trailing bracket

  • Load your equipment for the voyage

Check your Safety equipment

  • Safety equipment for the area of operation

  • Check boating weather forecast

  • Log on with Marine Rescue Jurien Bay - VHF Ch 21

Check your Trailer

  • Check your lights work

  • Wheel pressure and bearings

  • Tow hitch and safety chains

  • Tie downs

(Information Department of Transport). Visit our Marine Rescue Tower to collect a brochure.

In addition to the above, 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;

  • Ensure you have sufficient fuel and water. Aim to carry 50 percent more fuel than you expect to use;

  • Log on and off with us!! Play it safe and use our services, or at least tell a relative or friend of your boating plans.

Safe Boating Everyone!!!!!

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