Marine Rescue Hervey Bay (VMR 466)
An early morning call to a 5.8 metre trailer sailer with 2 persons onboard near the top of Big Woody Island. We towed them back to the boat harbour.
An engine fire on a 5.2 metre runabout with 5 persons onboard necessitated a tow back to the harbour from Big Woody North.
A 4.8 metre runabout with 1 person onboard broke down at the northern tip of Big Woody Island and required a tow back to the boat harbour.
A 5 metre runabout ran out of fuel near the north end of Big Woody Island and was towed back to the boat harbour.
A 4.8 metre half cabin, with 3 persons onboard, lost its propellor and shaft near the northern tip of Big Woody Island. The vessel was towed back to the boat harbour.
Early afternoon an 11 metre cruiser near EU2 with 6 people on board was unable to start its engines. Our rescue vessel towed them back to the boat harbour. Just after nightfall a 4.5 metre half cabin to the east of Big Woody Island with 2 adults and 1 child onboard required assistance. They were towed safely back to Urangan.
An oil alarm caused the person onboard a 4.6 metre tinny near the bottom of Big Woody Island to call for assistance. Our rescue vessel was able to supply an oil top-up and all was ok.
A 26’ yacht enroute to Tin Can Bay with 1 person onboard experienced engine problems at the top of Big Woody Island and was towed into Urangan for repairs.
A tinny with 2 persons onboard at the southern end of Big Woody Island was unable to start his engine. The rescue vessel diverted from a training drill to provide a tow back to harbour. A 7.3m half cabin with 4 persons onboard at the Outer Banks required a tow back to Urangan.
A 5.5m vessel broken down NE of Big Woody Island required a tow back to harbour.