Watchkeeping

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Policy[edit]

Marine Rescue Brunswick undertakes watchkeeping every day from 0600 Hrs to 1700 Hrs and also as necessary for searches and rescues. Please Note that at the moment it is possible to undertake Watchkeeping only on weekends and public holidays.

Procedures Standards
Open the Radio Base Radio settings
Handover Radio Base
Close the radio base Radio Communication
Keeping Watch Opening and Closing calls
Emergency at Sea Mayday/Pan Pan/at Bar Examples
Vessels log
Brunswick Rescue Vessel in distress unregistered boat information
Emergency Call Out Procedure Diary
Overdue or missing vessel Incident running log
Brunswick Rescue Vessel not operational Incident report
Vessels departing and returning Brunswick heads Offshore Tracking Sheet
Vessels departing Brunswick for another location, arriving from another location Watchkeeper’s log
Medical advice and first aid Guides and Information
Fire in the MRB Fishing spots and area of responsibility
Power failure Byron Bay safe anchorage points
Diverting the phone Brunswick river estuary and boat harbour
Handing over to a Standby station Coastal Marine Radio Services in NSW
Oil spills and hazardous materials. Coastal Radio Networks in NSW : Extent of Coverage
Dealing with the media Marine VHF Repeater Coverage in NSW
Generator LOP OpenCPN Chart Plotter Navigation
Fire in Radio Base Marine radio services provided by Marine Rescue NSW
Brunswick Heads bar

Manuals[edit]

GME GX300 27Mhz radio

ICOM VHF Marine IC-GM651 Manual

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