Welcome to Rockingham Volunteer Sea Rescue Group

Rockingham Volunteer Sea Rescue Group is located at Point Peron, with its Headquarters housing Cape Peron, Crew Room, Training Centre and the VN6KC Radio Tower. The FSR Jaimee Lee is permanently moored on the jetty adjacent to the public ramps, fuelled and ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

 

Since its conception the Rockingham Volunteer Sea Rescue Group’s membership has grown to 450 members of which 65 are “active”, manning the rescue vessels, the radio tower and telephones to provide the boating public of Rockingham and surrounding districts with emergency coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The duty crew man our rescue vessels and are on standby for a period of 24 hours, with crews rotating over a 7 day period, 365 days per year. We also have administration staff undertaking various duties at our Headquarters, all of which are volunteers and local to Rockingham.

 

Duty Radio Officers commence work at 0600 hours, standing 4 hour radio watches until 2200 hours every day of the week in the summer months (September through to April). An overnight telephone watch is maintained on our Emergency Number 9528 2222. Radio watch hours are reduced in the winter months  (May to August) 0700 hours to 1800 hours , with a telephone watch operating from 1800 to 0600 the following day.

 

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Well, we were pretty sure with a 20 knot sou'wester blowing this morning that many of those chasing their feed of crayfish would take the opportunity to stay in bed.
Don't be silly, just a little breezy.
About 9.15 this morning our crew received a phone call to tell us that someone had ventured out to pull their pots and lo and behold their motor failed along the seaward side of Garden Island causeway.
The skipper phones his wife, who in turn phones Sea Rescue, who turn out and find that he has bounced all the way along the causeway and then through the coat hanger and by now floating through the Mussel Farm inside of the Sound.

Why did he use the phone and not his radio, I hear you all asking?
Turns out he had a radio on board, just no aerial !!!! so even if he wanted to log on (which he didn't) he couldn't have.
It really does make you wonder some times.
Any way enough of that and another well done to Wednesdays crew.
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On Saturday our crew was called out to a vessel who had a diver needing assistance.
We learned today that person lost his battle in Hospital.
We would like to send our Condolences to the families involved. We were praying for a better outcome.
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Its a warm day today Folks, Boaties , Log On, Log Off, Be Safe, Be Aware and enjoy a lovely day out on the water :) ... See MoreSee Less

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At last nights general meeting 4 new members were welcomed to our active group and presented with their epaulettes by our Commander Les Bignell.
We welcome to the boat crews:
Tim Clancy
Ivans Sparkes
Jason Evans

and to the radio operators crew we welcome:
Grant Hunt.

Well done on your training and we look forward to working with you all.
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Hi all, yesterday our Sunday's crew took both Jaimee Lee and Cape Peron to participate in the annual Mangles Bay Fishing clubs Blessing of the Fleet. It was a great turn out from members who dressed their vessels for the best dressed vessel competition, a water fight was held between the boats before Jaimee Lee lead the group around Mangles Bay, up past the foreshore where the Rockingham horse race event was taking place then back to Mangles bay. Here are a few shots of the day ... See MoreSee Less

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