QRBC

Queensland Recreational Boating Council

National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week starts 1 October.

From the 1st to the 7th of October National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) is back.  This initiative reminds boaters about the importance of wearing a lifejacket when out on the water and also the necessity of understanding how to use…
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Queensland Boating Facilities Survey

Boating Facilities for Queensland. Have your say!

Maritime Safety Queensland seeks feedback on demand! Recreational boating numbers in Queensland continued to rise at an unprecedented rate. Naturally this has a significant impact on the infrastructure that we use to get out onto the water and what we…
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Queensland Fired and Emergency Services

QRBC welcomes QFES as a new member

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council recently extended an invitation to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to become a member of the council.  The QRBC has been actively working with QFES on the Marine Rescue Implementation Working Group since…
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QRBC elects new committee

Following the July committee meeting, the QRBC had their Annual General Meeting which included the election of the 2022-2023 executive committee. All committee positions were declared vacant and following the voting process, the following delegates were declared for the positions…
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Boating incidents rising, authorities cracking down

Increasing numbers of incidents on Queensland’s waterways see reminders for safe boating   The Gold Coast Bulletin (Brianna Morris-Grant) reports that almost 1500 warnings have been issued over the last 12 months by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) just on the…
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Brisbane River Code of Conduct

Brisbane River Code of Conduct

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council (QRBC) attended the Brisbane River Code of Conduct meeting at the Pinkenba office of Maritime Safety Queensland in May 2022.  With increasing numbers of users and types of watercraft on the river during all hours…
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Centaur

80 years since the sinking of Centaur

14th of May 1943, 332 people were onboard the Hospital Ship, Centaur when she was struck by a Japanese torpedo.  Just 64 survived. It was on this day 80 years ago that the Centaur was cruising off the coast of…
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