VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE Bribie Island – Oct – Nov 2019

The Bribie Islander magazine


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Located at 14 Armitage Street, Bribie Island, Dossel’s Engineering is a local family-owned business specialising in supply and fabrication of structural steel, stainless steel, and aluminium products.

Dossel’s Engineering has provided quality and reliable products to the construction industry and the general public now for the past 40 years.

Their showroom also offers a wide range of quality stainless steel bolts/ screw fixings, including marine fittings and screws. They are also the local Elgas (LPG) and BOC (industrial gases) Agent servicing commercial, industrial and domestic customers for the Bribie Island area. Dossel’s Engineering is always helping out VMR Bribie by refilling our gas bottles and with the material required for one of our rescue vessels and the base in general.

VMR Bribie appreciates the great community support we receive, and this is just another great example. Sincere Thanks to Everyone at Dossel’s Engineering.


21 members and guests braved the long-awaited rainy evening. Bar snacks were provided along with great prices and of course great company!


To Wednesday 316th October 2019: 10,561 Calls, 2,950 vessels logged on, 184 Vessel Assists, 1,185 Sitreps, 450 Requests, 55 Overdue vessels, 27 Vessel Tracking, 14 Securite Broadcasts. 1,395 Radio Checks VHF calls 78.0%, – 27MHz calls 9.8%


  • TUE 01/10 1800pm – 2m Jet Ski non-member Stuck on sand bank near Gallagher’s Gutter, required a tow off. Person collected & returned at 2045pm with incoming tide to complete tow.
  • THU 03/10 0953am – 5m Speed Boat member taking on water just off VMRBI Base, required a tow back to Bellara Ramp.
  • THU 03/10 1428pm – 7.1m member Centre Console run out of fuel, required a tow from South of Western Banks to Beachmere.
  • FRI 04/10 1658 pm – 5.7 ½ Cabin member with motor problems, required a tow from Bribie Bridge to Spinnaker Sound Marina.
  • MON 07/10 1000am – 8m Yacht non-member with rudder problem required a tow from midway between Moreton and Bribie Islands to Toorbul Ramp.
  • MON 07/10 1153am – 4.2m Tinny non-member with motor problems, required a tow from Kakadu Beach to Bongaree Ramp.
  • THU 10/10 1158am – Yacht member of CG Caloundra drifting in Pumicestone Passage in front of Bongaree Caravan Park required resecuring.
  • MON 14/10 1310pm – Jet Ski Member stranded on Red Beach with a split hull required a tow to Bellara Ramp.

Own a Boat? You can join VMR Bribie Island online at www.vmrbribie.com, phone (07) 3408 7596 or call in person at Marine Parade Bellara, benefits include: • breakdown assistance. • vessel & contact details recorded in our database in case of emergency, • access to first aid, radio, and navigation courses plus safety and general boating information sessions; • regular social events; • reimbursement up to $100/per year for tows by other VMR or Coastguard units; and • overnight/weekend secure car & trailer parking at the base.


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