QF11 Yeppoon

Flotilla Location

Flotilla Contact Details

QF11 Yeppoon
22 Anchor Drive
Yeppoon, Queensland 4703
Australia
Mobile: 0419794812

Postal Address

PO Box 494

Yeppoon

Queensland

4703


OPEning hours / Radio Monitoring Hours

Weekdays: 09:00 to 15:00 Tuesday to Thursday

Weekends: 06:00 to 18:00 Friday to Monday


frequencies monitored

27mhz: 88 & 86

VHF: 16, 21, 22, 67, 82

HF: 2182, 2524, 4125, 6215, 8291

call sign

Call Sign: VMR411

Call Sign Name: Coast Guard Yeppoon





flotilla information

Coast Guard monitors the frequencies below from 0600 till 1800 hrs daily. VTS Gladstone provides an afterhours emergency watch on VHF Channels 16 and 67.

For all non-emergency requests for assistance contact Police link on 131 444.

Resources

  • Gormans Removal Rescue 11.1m Kevla Cat with twin 300hp Suzuki Outboards.
  • RV McDonalds 5.8m RIB – 140 hp Suzuki outboard.
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4.
  • Marine Assist 10.5m RIB with twin 350HP Yamaha outboards.

Why should I contact Coast Guard?

  • For your own safety; to check your radio is working
  • To allow Coast Guard to keep a log of your boating activities in case of emergency
  • To ask for weather reports and Notices to Mariners including Shoalwater Bay closures
  • To ask for assistance in the unlikely – but possible – event of trouble.

Cape Capricorn to Island Head Creek 0600 – 1800 daily

  • North of Emu Park – Call on VHF Ch 21
  • South of Emu Park – Call on VHF Ch 22
  • Fitzroy River — Call on VHF Ch 22
  • 27 MHz radios are not recommended in Keppel Bay and Fitzroy River – numerous radio black spots
  • After Hours Call on VHF Ch 16 for all Emergencies and requests for assistance, Call 000 Emergencies only

North of Island Head Creek 0630 – 2130 daily

  • Call on VHF Ch 81 or Call on VHF Ch 83 (Percy Islands)
  • After Hours Call on VHF Ch 16 for all Emergencies and requests for assistance, Call 000 Emergencies only
  • WARNING: Mobile phone coverage north of Manifold Point is very limited

When do I call for assistance?

  • A breakdown where you cannot get back to shore unaided.
  • Medical assistance beyond your capability or knowledge

What is an emergency?

  • A breakdown where time is critical – sinking, sunset, drifting to rocks or danger, major medical problem

What do I say?

For Assistance

  • PAN PAN   PAN PAN   PAN PAN Coast Guard (3 times) this is Boat Name (3 times) I need assistance – over.”

For Emergency

  • MAYDAY  MAYDAY  MAYDAY this is Boat Name (3 times) at (position) (Nature of distress) (x POB (persons on board) – over.”
  • A Mayday can be given on any channel but VHF Ch 16 has the widest coverage
  • Mayday is reserved for life-threatening emergencies

Weather Forecasts broadcast daily:

  • VHF Ch 21
  • 0705, 1205, 1705
  • VHF Ch 81(Thirsty Sound)
  • 0633, 1645

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