Coast guard on and off the water

Boat being towed from Putney Beach Photo Kay Spriggs

It’s been a busy week for the Coast Guard on the water with multiple calls for help.

On Monday a call was received from a 5m runabout with 2 people on board (POB) in Putney

Beach, Great Keppel Island.

Marine Assist Rescue left Rosslyn Bay Harbor at 10:00 a.m. and returned with the vessel in tow at 11:30 a.m. and gained a new marine assist member.

Friday, a 5m vessel with 4 POBs at Putney Beach, Great Keppel Island, required

Assistance and Marine Assist Rescue left Rosslyn Bay Harbor at 1.25pm ​​and returned with the vessel in tow at 3.15pm.

Continuing with reasonable weather and plenty of boat activity, a 5.2m Bowrider with

5 POB on board at Svendsens Beach, Great Keppel Island, assistance required.

Yeppoon Rescue 1 left Rosslyn Bay port at 1.30 p.m., returned with the vessel in tow at 3.10 p.m.

On Sunday, a 6m Bowrider with 4 POBs needed assistance when he was only halfway to Great

Keppel Island.

The Yeppoon Rescue One turned away from a training exercise and returned with the ship in tow at 12:40 p.m.

Later that afternoon, a member of Marine Assist in a 5.5 m half-cabin boat called from Square

Rocks to report that he was having battery issues.

The Yeppoon Rescue One left Rosslyn Bay harbor at 2:50 p.m.

The boat could not be restarted and was towed to the port of Rosslyn Bay, where it arrived at 4 p.m.

On June 1, Beachside Caravan Park hosted a fundraising barbecue and “Welcome to Winter” musical evening to benefit Coast Guard Yeppoon.

The barbecue, cocktail van and raffles raised a significant amount of money for the Coast Guard.

Boat owners should beware of extreme tides this week associated with the full moon on

Tuesday.

Check tides at tides.willyweather.com.au/qld/fitzroy/rosslyn.html

There have been numerous reports of whales being sighted in Hervey Bay on their annual migration and there was a report on Yeppoon’s Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/Whalespottingyeppoon/.

Pleasure boat owners are warned to be alert to avoid collisions with whales.

They must also respect the regulations relating to the respect of safe distances with whales and dolphins.

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