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March 6, 2021

Stricken boat and crew towed to safety off Julian Rocks

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Brunswick Heads
The bar at Brunswick Heads where the boat started taking on water.

A stricken vessel and its crew was rescued early this morning (Monday) after it started taking on water at Brunswick Heads yesterday.

A spokesman for water police, which helped in the co-ordinated rescue, said that about 11.40pm yesterday (Sunday 23 March), the skipper of the vessel contacted Marine Rescue to say his runabout had started taking on water as it crossed the bar at Brunswick Heads.

The skipper was advised to navigate south to Julian Rocks and secure his 5.2-metre vessel to the divers mooring to take shelter from the sea conditions.

Southport Water Police from Queensland joined the rescue operation under the coordination of the NSW Police Search and Rescue Coordination Centre, shortly after the yacht successfully secured at Julian Rocks.

Police advised the people on board to don their lifejackets as they waited.

About 5.20am (Monday 24 March), Southport Water Police arrived at Julian Rocks together with Marine Rescue.

The master and his two passengers boarded the Southport Water Police vessel, which commenced towing the stricken runabout towards shore. The vessel and crew were assisted into Brunswick Heads.

The crew members were cold and weathered, but uninjured.

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