Annual General Meeting – 2023

Dear All Members,

Please see below information below of our upcoming annual general meeting of the members of Volunteer Marine Rescue – Kingborough Inc.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: Friday, November 3rd 2023
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
• Find out and ask questions about the operations and finances of our organisation.
• Speak about any items on the agenda.
• Vote on any resolutions proposed.

Members will be asked to vote to:
• Accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting
• Accept the annual report
• Accept the auditor’s report
• Accept the annual financial statements
• Appoint and pay an auditor.
• Appoint vacant position of the committee.

Annual General Meeting – 2022

Dear All Members,

Please see below information below of our upcoming annual general meeting of the members of Volunteer Marine Rescue – Kingborough Inc.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: Friday, October 28th 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
• Find out and ask questions about the operations and finances of our organisation.
• Speak about any items on the agenda.
• Vote on any resolutions proposed.

Members will be asked to vote to:
• Accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting
• Accept the annual report
• Accept the auditor’s report
• Accept the annual financial statements
• Appoint and pay an auditor.
• Appoint vacant position of the committee.

Annual General Meeting – 2021

Dear All Members,

Please see below information below of our upcoming annual general meeting of the members of Volunteer Marine Rescue – Kingborough Inc.

Due COVID-19 and number restrictions at our venue I ask that you RSVP if you are attending. If you are unable to attend in person but can join online please let me know as I can make this available to you.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: Friday, October 29th 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
RSVP: [email protected]

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
• Find out and ask questions about the operations and finances of our organisation.
• Speak about any items on the agenda.
• Vote on any resolutions proposed.

Members will be asked to vote to:
• Accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting
• Accept the annual report
• Accept the auditor’s report
• Accept the annual financial statements
• Appoint and pay an auditor.
• Appoint vacant position of the committee.

Commissioning of our replacement rescue vessel Kingborough Rescue 1

On Thursday 10th June 2021 we were proud to officially launch our rescue vessel “Kingborough Rescue 1” into service. The replacement vessel, ‘Kingborough Rescue 1 (KR1)’, was funded by a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund. We are one of two Surf Life Saving Tasmania Volunteer Marine Rescue units located in the south of the state (Sea Rescue Tasmania) and play an important role in providing safety, education and awareness to the boating community. Our volunteers play a crucial role in the delivery of marine emergency response supporting emergency services within the area of southern Tasmania, covering approximately 560 kilometres of coastline. The vessel and launching berth will enable faster response times in emergencies, aid Tasmania Police in a search and rescue capacity, and provide water safety to a number of community groups. Thankyou to all our volunteers and guests who turned up for the commissioning as well as Seawall Cafe & Oyster Cove Marina for warm coffees on a cold winter day!

 

 

Flare Collection

Disposal of Flares

Latest Information visit MAST: Flares - Marine and Safety Tasmania (mast.tas.gov.au)

Collection points for out-of-date flares are now provided by the following municipal waste stations:

North West

North / North East

South / East

 

Flare Information

  • Flares should be stored where they are accessible and remain dry. The storage area should be clearly marked;
  • Read the instructions on distress flares carefully to ensure familiarity with the method of operation. Different brands of signals have different methods of ignition;
  • Ensure passengers also know how to ignite them;
  • Check the expiry date and to replace any out-of-date product;
  • Out of date flares must not be placed into general municipality rubbish collections. This can cause fires at collection points and cause injury to workers;
Waters Flare Requirement
Smooth Waters Recommended
Partially Smooth Waters
(Sheltered Waters)
2 x Red Hand Flares
2 x Orange Smoke Flares
Open and Coastal Waters 2 x Red Hand Flares
2 x Orange Smoke Flares
2 x Red Parachute Rockets

Bendigo 1 – SOLD

UPDATE: Thankyou to everyone who inquired about the sale of Bendigo 1, Bendigo 1 has now been sold.

Gumtree: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kettering/motorboats-powerboats/sale-by-expressions-of-interest-ex-volunteer-rescue-vessel/1262567007

Sale by Expressions of Interest - Ex Volunteer Rescue Vessel “Bendigo 1” has been managed and maintained by Volunteers since 2006. Vessel has had regular maintenance intervals including engine servicing, slipping, antifouling, prop guard and insurance inspections. Capable of carrying up to 11 people on board with 2 sleeping beds forward. Galley includes a 2-burner gas top stove, system has been re-evaluated/certified in 2017.

Bendigo 1 has recently been slipped (Oct 2020) for Annual Maintenance.
For any information or to submit a letter of offer please email [email protected]
Seeking offers over $35K

Builder: Steber Boats (NSW)
Length: 9.8 meters (32 Feet)
Built: 1978
TAS Rego: 29820
Beam: 3.1 meters
Draft: 750mm (2 Feet 6 Inches)
Crew: 3-4 (Max 11)
Hull Construction: Glass Reinforced Plastic (Fiberglass)
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 2 x 4LHA-HTZE Diesels – 110kW @ 3300rpm
Engine Hours: 1300~
Max Speed: 20 Knots
Crusie: 13 Knots (15 litres per hour per engine)
Fresh Water: 100 Litre stainless steel tank

Extras:

  • 406Mhz EPIRB (GPS Fitted)
  • Safety Equipment Grab Bag
  • Life Ring
  • Raymarine Autopilot System
  • Raymarine Depth Sounder
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • Bennett’s Trim Tabs
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Gas and Bilge Alarm

Work continues getting our new vessel rescue ready

Although COVID-19 has placed some challenges on our organisation, getting our new vessel ready for summer has started to continue after we took a small break to ensure our volunteers where kept safe during these uncertain times.

Installation of our Raymarine electronic equipment from Bendigo 1 continues which includes Chart Plotter's, FLIR (Infrared Night Vision Camera), Radar, GPS, AIS & Depth sounder.

We continue to work with the necessary anchorites (AMSA, MAST & SLST) to ensure Kingborough Rescue 1 has the relevant paperwork to allow it to operate as a rescue vessel in our Tasmanian waters.

Our on water Boat Lift System is currently being built by a local company PFG Group at Goodwood, Tasmania.

New Vessel is on its way!

Since our last update we have been extremely busy behind the scenes organising transport and ensuring our new vessel is compliant to operate in our local Tassie waters.

Our new vessel was lifted on March 3rd by Burpengary Crane Hire and put on the back of a truck from Gradco (Heavy Haulage Specialists) at Marine Rescue Bribie Island. From there it will make the long drive (approx 1,750km) down to Melbourne where it will be placed on a ship bound for Tasmania.

A big thank you to both Burpengary Crane Hire and Gradco for their assistance in ensuring that the new vessel arrive to us safely.

To stay up to date on the progress of our new vessel, like our Facebook page or keep an eye on our website for further details and updates as well as information on the official launch.

Photo Credit – Marine Rescue Bribie Island 445 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vmrbribie/

Out of Date Flare Collection – SAT 29/02/2020

We will be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 29th February 2020 between 10.00AM and 2.00PM for a $5.00 donation at Oyster Cove Marina.

If you can't make it to us you can call into any of the other Volunteer Marine Rescue units around the state.

• Wynyard Yacht Club - Old Bass Highway, Wynyard
• Ulverstone Marine Rescue - Ulverstone Boat Ramp, West Ulverstone
• Tamar Sea Rescue - Beauty Point
• Freycinet Marine Rescue - Maria Street, Swansea
• St Helens Marine Rescue - The Esplanade, St Helens
• Dodges Sea Rescue - Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry