By The Mini Bribie Islander - Gloss magazine


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Featured Image(above): Santa made an appearance for the raffle and prizes.
Above with Commodore Liz Radajewski, Janine Jaavuo and winner Heather Pearson


MON 03/12 0836am – 4m Tinny non-member with motor problem required a tow from near Mosquito Island in Caboolture River to Beachmere.

TUE 04/12 0913am – 5.6m Quintrex non-member motor won’t start required a tow from South Point to Spinnaker Sound Marina.

THU 06/12 0553am – 9m ½ Cabin member vessel had dragged anchor, recover from Ningi Creek to Spinnaker Sound Marina.

FRI 07/12 1534pm – 12.5m Yacht non-member with engine problems and taking on water. Tasked by Water Police to attend near East Bank, vessel OK water leak stopped, CG Mooloolaba also attending, CG towed vessel back to Mooloolaba

FRI 07/12 1721pm – house Boat had broken its mooring at Toorbul, investigate. SAT 08/12 1626pm – Report received from trawler of person slumped over in Yacht near entrance to Pumicestone Passage, B2 investigate, B1 transported Paramedics, vessel towed to Bongaree and met ambulance at Bongaree Jetty.

SUN 09/12 0630am – 15m Cruiser Member at Turners Camp taking on water, appears to have been vandalism, pumped out VKR advised.

SUN 09/12 1103am – 4m Quintrex non-member with motor problems required a tow from Turners Camp to Bellara Ramp.

WED 12/12 0642am – 5m Cuddy Cabin nonmember with electrical problems, required a tow from Gilligan’s Red to Spinnaker Sound Marina.

MON 17/12 1425pm – SAR activated by Water Police to search for missing person along Woorim foreshore. 1751pm stood down man found.

SAT 22/12 1755pm – Investigate sailing vessel dragging anchor just south of bridge – all OK.

SAT 22/12 1941pm – 15m Yacht non-member dismasted in storm no power, and a medical emergency, required tow from shipping channel to Mooloolaba, transferred to CG Mooloolaba. 3-4m seas and strong winds.

SAT 22/12 1947pm – 5.5m ½ Cabin non-member with engine failure required a tow from Tangalooma, VKR referred to C G Redcliffe.

SAT 22/12 1952pm – 8.5m Yacht non-member lost power, sails, anchor & drogue, required a tow from 3rd Lagoon to the Passage.

SAT 22/12 2153pm – 9.5m Cruiser member broke mooring off Banksia Beach, & tender sinking. Secured tender & vessel to recover in the morning.

Friday 30th November 2018

Well over 100 members and guests attended our last Sunset Drinks for the year. The Social Committee served over 80 hamburger meals, and Trevor Botham, once again, provided music and vocals for the evening. Commodore Liz Radajewski presented Graham Gibb with a plaque in appreciation for his dedicated effort and hard work in organising the Emergency Services Expo at such short notice, after the event was cancelled in October due to dangerous weather conditions. The day went ahead and was a resounding success with almost all original participants able to man displays and exhibitions.

COMMODORE’S BBQ 11:30am Saturday 1st December 2018

It was the Committee’s turn to cater for active members and partners! The lunch was well- attended, everyone seemed to enjoy the lunch and their complimentary drink. Commodore Liz Radajewski invited the water police who working around the passage over the weekend.

VMRBI XMAS PARTY Saturday 8th December 2018

72 members and their partners attended the Xmas Party at the Base Function Room, beginning at 6pm. Unfortunately, it was a late start for those on crew as 2 late assists ran overtime and crews returned to base around 6.15pm. The music was a big hit with all, and was provided by “One Voice Kellsy”. Dinner was served a little late, which was great for bar takings, and “added to the ambiance” of the wonderful evening. There was plenty of dancing in the limited space available, and hence the inevitable conga line.

TS KOOPA AWARDS Saturday 8th December 2018

TS Koopa, End of the Year Ceremonial Divisions and Awards presentation today. Commodore Liz Radajewski and Vice Commodore Ces Luscombe represented VMRBI and presented an award to the “Recruiter of the Year “


Spinnaker Sound Marina had their annual Christmas Party for all the boaties who moor their vessels at the Marina, the local residents, businesses and staff members.

SANTA VISITS BUSY FINGERS Monday 17th December 2018.

Santa with his helpers visited Busy Fingers at Bongaree this morning with little gifts for their volunteers in appreciation for their generous support of VMRBI for the year. Santa presented those workers on duty today with gifts and left others under the tree for other volunteers, children that were in Busy Fingers today were gifted lolly bags as well.

YEARLY RADIO ROOM STATISTICS To 22nd DECEMBER 2018 12,053 Calls, 3,313 vessels logged on, 243 Vessel Assists, 97 Overdue vessels, 30 Vessel Tracking, 1,282 Sitreps, 645 Requests, 1,518 Radio Checks, 10 Securite Broadcasts, Mayday 1. Pan Pan 1. VHF calls 78.4%, – 27MHz calls 10.6%

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