Out of Date Flare Collection – SAT 20/10/18

We be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 20th October between 10.00AM and 2.00PM for a $5.00 donation at Oyster Cove Marina.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!


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

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.


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.


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.

Searchers vow they won’t stop looking for missing fishermen

VOLUNTEERS in the search for two fishermen missing in waters south of Hobart say they will keep going until they can bring closure to loved ones.

Yesterday’s gruelling search amid strong winds and significant swells failed to find the missing men after the bodies of their two mates were recovered on Monday.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania general manager Tony van den Enden said the volunteers were committed to the grim task.

“We’re trying to do everything we can while we’ve got this window and for the men’s family and friends,” he said.
“The volunteers are only too happy to do everything they can.”

The four recreational fishermen – a 33-year-old, a 32-year-old and 26-year-old from Hobart, and a 35-year-old from New Zealand – set out in an old 5m fibreglass boat from Cremorne’s Pipe Clay Lagoon on Sunday morning. The alarm was raised later that night by a relative when they failed to return.

On Monday, a body was pulled from waters off Sloping Main by search volunteers from Tassal. Police said the man was not wearing a lifejacket and bore a head injury, which will be investigated by Coroner Simon Cooper.

About 15 minutes earlier police found another body on the shoreline in the same area.

Yesterday’s search encompassed 21 people on five police boats, the Westpac rescue helicopter, two Volunteer Marine Rescue vessels and surf life saving jet skis.

The teams scoured a 65sq nautical mile search area, mostly in Frederick Henry Bay, conducting land searches on hard to reach coastline. A fuel tank believed to belong to the missing boat was found at Black Jack Point.


Police were unsure if a life jacket, located far south and a tackle box found near Sloping Main Island, belonged to the men.
Using mathematical modelling of signals from one of the men’s phones captured early Sunday, police have an area where they think they may have gotten into trouble. The area is in the ­middle of the bay to the east of Cremorne.

“We’re doing more work to reduce that bit of sea and when we come to that conclusion we’ll have a bit of a look with divers at some stage,” Insp Renshaw said.
The police command vessel the Van Diemen remained at sea last night with search and rescue parties expected to head out again at first light.


Source: http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/searchers-vow-they-wont-stop-looking-for-missing-fishermen/news-story/8a05b35ab802084c24df8af9d35057ae