Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
The VMR work closely with the Water Police. Under their direction, if necessary. Did when I was in it , at least.
They still do, Bob, and still exercise with the rescue chopper, as far as I'm aware. I think location and resources of VMR bases are a big plus in response time for the maritime community. Water Police are Main Beach, on the Goldie, Port of Brisbane and Mooloolaba whereas VMR are at Sangate, Scarborough and Bribie so, much better coverage of the Bay. It sucks that a lot of government funding seems to go to less important organisations.