Marine Rescue Hervey Bay detail their March activations

On the water with Marine Rescue Hervey Bay vice commodore Jill Barclay.

Marine Rescue Hervey Bay reports they have been involved in a variety of tasks in March.  

In the early part of the month there were only two breakdowns on the water, due largely to the stronger winds experienced in the bay.  

However the squadron were kept busy through this time with a scattering of ashes ceremony and providing safety vessel patrols for the Burrum Heads Windfest for five days.  

On March 6 our duty crew took part in a publicity shoot for the Hervey Bay RSL, who are one of our major sponsors.  

The filming involved a simulated medivac from Moon Point.  

Christine, one of our crew played the patient, and the rest of the crew found her sitting on the beach head in her hands with blood coming from her forehead and also from her leg.

She was covered in sand and what looked like ash from a fire.  

The crew expertly checked her out, dressed her wounds and strapped her onto a stretcher, all while being filmed.  

About three hours all up for mostly likely 5 seconds of video in a cinema advertisement for our sponsor of Hervey Bay RSL.  

Saturday the March 19 saw a busier period on the water leading into the activities over the Easter weekend.  

Over these two weekends, Marine Rescue Hervey Bay carried out eight activations for breakdowns or insufficient fuel, with one medical evacuation from Kingfisher Bay.

A total of 29 people were assisted by Marine Rescue Hervey Bay through March, with the radio room receiving 1810 radio calls and speaking to 458 vessels.

For your added safety, log on with Marine Rescue Hervey Bay when you go out - VHF channels 73, 22 or 67 or 27.91MHz, or call on 4128 9666.