VMR Bowen

About VMR Bowen Started in 1969 as Bowen Air Sea Rescue. Changed to Volunteer Marine Rescue, Bowen in 1997, call sign VMR487. We have approximately 30 active members, currently comprising 11 Skippers, 13 Crew, 2 Radio Operators and 4 Controllers. Our Rescue vessel is an 8.8 metre “Noosa Cat”, powered by twin 250 hp Mercury…

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VMR Burdekin

About VMR Burdekin Established in 1971 by group of Burdekin boaties keen to look after each other, as well as visitors to the region. Private vessels doubled as rescue vessels and the radio building was a caravan towed to Alva Beach every weekend. The squadrons first dedicated rescue vessel “Tonya Leigh” was a second hand,…

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VMR Whitsunday

About VMR Whitsunday The Whitsundays are the common name for the Cumberland and Northumberland Island Groups. They form the largest offshore island chain on Australia’s east coast. There are generally 74 islands included in the group. But the figure is arbitary. There are without doubt over 300 named bays and inlets for vessels to visit.…

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VMR Midge Point

About VMR Midge Point VMR Midge Point operates from Laguna Quays, which is situated between the Whitsunday Islands and Mackay on the western side of Repulse Bay (aptly named). We do not maintain a radio watch. For assistance, VTS in partnership with other squadrons, maintain a 24 hour listening watch on VHF radio channel 16.…

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VMR Mackay

About VMR Mackay VMR 448 Mackay has been in operation since 1965. Originally formed under the name of Mackay Air & Sea Rescue, we are now officially called ‘Volunteer Marine Rescue Mackay Inc.’ We operate as a not-for-profit organisation and are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit commission. Volunteers contribute to 100% of our…

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