VMR Burketown

About VMR Burketown

VMR Burketown operates from Burketown, at the southern end of the Gulf of Carpentaria, some 20 nautical miles up the Albert River.

We do not maintain a radio watch.

For assistance, VTS in partnership with other Squadrons maintain a 24hr listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

If in phone range the Qld Police Service should be your first point of contact.

Masters should be advised that a fee applies to operations that are not of a life threatening nature.

Operational Information

VMR Burketown operates a 9M Stingray Rescue vessel with a range of approximately 400 nautical miles.

This vessel is named ‘ Fire Fly II’ and is equipped with VHF, and 27MHz radios.

Launch time is approximately 1 hour from Burketown.