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Collection points for out-of-date flares are now provided by the following municipal waste stations: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  • Check the expiry date and to replace any out-of-date product;
  • Out of date flares must not be placed into general municipality rubbish collections.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

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

Out of Date Flare Collection – SAT 13/07/19

We be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 13th July 2019 between 10.00AM and 2.00PM for a $5.00 donation at Oyster Cove Marina. We will also be running a BBQ so come down drop off your old flares and grab a sausage for a Gold Coin Donation. 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 - Swansea Boat Ramp (Jubilee Beach)
• St Helens Marine Rescue - Esplanade, St Helens
• Dodges Sea Rescue - Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry

Out of Date Flare Collection – SAT 20/10/18

We be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 20th October between 10.00AM and 2.00PM for a $5.00 donation at Oyster Cove Marina. We will also be running a BBQ so come down drop off your old flares and grab a sausage for a Gold Coin Donation. 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 - Swansea Boat Ramp (Jubilee Beach)
• St Helens Marine Rescue - Esplanade, St Helens
• Dodges Sea Rescue - Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry

BBQ and Training Session

Dear All,

I would like to invite you all to a BBQ & Training Session this Sunday between 11:00AM and 2:00PM.

Training on Bendigo 1 will start at 11AM and BBQ at roughly 12:30PM.

Please let me know if you are able to attended for catering numbers.

Although rain is forecast hopefully it wont be to bad!

Thanks

Ben Podolak
Deputy Commander

Open Day & Flare Collection

I would like to invite everyone to an open day at our new base at Oyster Cove Marina on Sunday 21st January 2018.

We are planning on having a BBQ from 11AM and Flare Collection (Small Donation) from 11AM – 2PM.

For any new/prospective members we will look at doing a trip out on the boat leaving Oyster Cove at 10AM.

Hope to see you all there!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Yours Sincerely,

Ben Podolak l Deputy Commander
[email protected]

Tawe Nunnugah 2017

Our crew are attended the 2017 Tawe Nunnugah expedition organised by the Living Boat Trust as a saftey vessel.

"tawe nunnugah" means “going” by “canoe” in the local Aboriginal language. The event took the name to honor the first navigators of southern Tasmanian waters. Every two years keen adventurers set off from Recherche Bay in the far south of Tasmania to row and sail to Hobart , more than 100 nautical miles away, in a fleet of small boats.

This expedition over 10 days takes participants along some of Tasmania’s beautiful and unique coastline, from the wild south and along the spectacular and historic D’Entrecasteux Channel and up the Huon River before entering the Derwent River to Hobart.

http://lbt.rforster.org/tn17/

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Photos

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Grant: Our Neighbourhood, Australia Post

Boating community awareness: What to do in an Emergency on water

This grant will support production of "What to do in an Emergency on Water" information resources which promote safety on the water awareness to the boating public.

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Volunteer Marine Rescue Kingborough is a volunteer marine rescue emergency service covering the waterways from Hobart to Southport, in Tasmania.

As well as a rescue services on the water, they provide public education and safety programs and produce educational support materials for the boating public with the aim of promoting awareness of disasters at sea and reducing the effect of such disasters and emergencies in the area.