MOSSMAN PORT DOUGLAS COAST GUARD ARE READY
Mossman Port Douglas Coast Guard (QF10) advises the community that they remain operational and ready to assist in marine search and rescue despite attempts by the southern Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association (AVCGA) to stop us.
We also advise that, in accordance community wishes overwhelmingly expressed at the public meeting held on 17th July and subsequent meetings with DSC, we are pursuing our transfer from AVCGA to Volunteer Marine Rescue Association Queensland (VMRAQ).
This will provide many benefits to the community including–
• our assets and funds raised by the community remain local and not be able to be claimed by the Victorian based AVCGA.
• all free crew training can be used to obtain a commercial Coxswain Grade 1 (Near Coastal) ticket. This is not available from AVCGA. It is an appealing benefit to younger prospective members that wish to pursue a marine career
Ross Wood, Commander QF10