|VMR Bribie Island Inc is a volunteer organisation dedicated to:
HOW DID WE EVOLVE?
The Unit was born out of the Bribie Island Boating and Fishing Club, which in 1970 assumed responsibility for assisting mariners in distress. It became Bribie Island Air Sea Rescue in 1982 and changed its name to VMR Bribie Island Inc in March 1997.
HOW IS THE UNIT RUN?
VMR Bribie Island is an independent organisation dedicated to the local community. It is affiliated with VMR Queensland and the State Emergency Service, takes direction from the Queensland Police Service (Water Police) and receives subsidies from The Queensland Government, Moreton Bay Regional Council and other bodies. The bulk of operating funds, however, are raised by members with the generous support of the local community.
VMR Bribie rescue vessels are on the water every weekend and on all public holidays from 0800 to 1700 hours. All other hours are covered by rostered crews to ensure a full 24 hour/ 7 day service.
The area of operations cover some 500 square miles (including Pumicestone Passage), commencing 2NM south of the Caloundra Bar, East 10NM off Moreton Island and North of a line East/West of Tangalooma in Moreton Bay.
The radio room operates all year round seven days a week from 0600 to 1800 hours during summer and 0600 to 1700 hours during winter months on 27MHZ Channels 86,88,90 and on VHF Channels 16,21,67,73,81
|Call Sign||VMR 445|
|Phone||07 3408 7596|
|Fax||07 3408 6466|
|After Hours Emergency||0417 610 806|
|Location||Marine Parade (Off Sylvan Beach Esp.), Bellara|
|Postal Address||PO Box 85, Bribie Island Qld 4507|
|VHF||16, 21, 63, 67, 73, 81|
|MF / HF|