Monthly Archives: December 2012

Three Fishermen Rescued in North Queensland After Boat Capsize


Three fishermen rescued in North Queensland after boat capsize
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has coordinated a rescue of three fishermen off the coast of Weipa this morning after their fishing vessel sank.
The men issued a Mayday radio call at around 5:30am (Qld time) which was picked up by the  REEF Vessel Traffic Service and forwarded to AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Centre in Canberra.
A short time after making the Mayday call, the men activated their emergency beacon, alerting AMSA to their location, 60 nm north of Weipa.
A rescue helicopter from Horn Island arrived at the scene a short time later and winched the men from their life raft. They are receiving medical attention at Thursday Island. Continue Reading



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