QRBC

Queensland Recreational Boating Council

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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Mooloolaba Bar 'lives at risk'

Mooloolaba Bar risking lives and hurting businesses

Issues with shoaling at the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour ‘…is making access for vessels extremely treacherous’ (Fiona Simpson MP, May 2022). The member for Maroochydore has launched a campaign titled “Make It Safe” in an effort to get the bar…
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Andrew FIelding elected as BIA President

BIA appoints new President and Chairman

The Boating Industry Association Ltd. announced this week that a new President and Chairman has been appointed. Andrew Fielding has been unanimously elected to the role following Darren Vaux’s 3 year term coming to an end.   President Fielding paid…
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