Marine Rescue Hervey Bay (VMR 466)
A 38' steel ketch with 2 persons onboard was unable to make progress from the Moon Point area towards Urangan in light winds following an earlier gearbox failure. We provided an early evening tow to the boat harbour.
A 5 metre runabout with 2 persons onboard encountered fuel problems off Moon Point and required a tow back to the boat harbour.
A 5.4 metre runabout with 3 persons onboard experienced engine problems at Wathumba and required a tow back to Urangan.
The day started at 02:00 with a disorientated vessel near Arch Cliffs, 2 persons and a dog onboard, requiring guidance back to Urangan Boat Harbour. In the middle of the day a half cabin with 2 persons onboard near Round Island had engine trouble and required a tow back to port. Late afternoon a 6 metre bowrider at Big Woody North with 2 persons onboard was unable to engage gear and required a tow home.
An 8.5 metre inboard off Point Vernon with 3 persons onboard experienced engine problems and required a tow back to the Burrum River.
Dirty fuel on a 7 metre runabout with 2 persons onboard necessitated a tow from Wathumba back to Urangan.
Both our rescue vessels participated in a search and rescue operation, looking for a missing person to the south of Round Island.
An evening call to a 4 metre tinny with 2 persons onboard in the Burrum River. We towed them back to the ramp at Burrum Heads.
A late afternoon call to a 5 metre half cabin, 2 persons onboard, with an electrical problem at Moon Point. We towed them back to the boat harbour ramp.
A 4 metre tinny with 2 persons onboard suffered gearbox failure just outside the harbour entrance and was towed back to the ramp.