Boatie, 84, survives Marcia in a wet suit while boat sinks

Story Published: 5 Mar 2015

LYING in the grass waiting for Cyclone Marcia to pass, Hugh Hunter prayed for survival.

Boat, Cyclone Marcia, Fitzroy River, Gettingout

Another boat of asylum seekers intercepted in Aus waters

Story Published: 17 Oct 2012

MORE than 130 illegal immigrants were intercepted in a boat in Australian waters east of Christmas Island as another 36 Sri...

Asylum Seekers, Australian Government, Boat, Christmas Island, Nauru, Sri Lanka

Thoughts of family kept Max alive

Story Published: 13 Jun 2012

MAX BALL'S family gave him the strength to stay afloat.

Boat, Lifejackets, Rescue, Volunteer Marine Rescue

Breaching humpback whale lands on top of moving boat

Story Published: 10 Aug 2013

A HUMPBACK whale breached off Fraser Island and landed on top of a moving passenger boat. Although the boat was damaged, no...

Boat, Breaching Bail, Damage, Editors Picks, Hervey Bay, Human Ashes, Whale

WATCH: Fishermen grapple to free grouper, bull shark

Story Published: 17 Oct 2014

A CHANCE meeting has seen three Ipswich lads take away lifelong memories of Hervey Bay after hooking what's believed to be...

Anglers, Boat, Bull Shark, Catch, Editors Picks, Fishermen, Groupler, Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Release

Rough seas hamper rescue effort

Story Published: 4 Jul 2012

EXTREMELY rough conditions are making it difficult for an Australian Navy vessel to help a boat carrying asylum seekers.

Boat, Christmas Island, Distress Call, Indonesia

Cruising for a holiday? Book with a tour for top service

Story Published: 12 Dec 2012

THERE are a lot of reputable companies catering for all standards of cruising from three-star accommodation to...

Boat, Cruise Ship, Crusing, Europe, Holiday, Travel

Voyage to win hearts

Story Published: 14 May 2012

OLD sea merchants, doctors, bricklayers and thrill seekers met at Urangan Marina at the weekend to take one of the year's...

Boat, Community, Sailing, South Passage, Urangan Marina

Skipper dies aboard boat moored off Fraser Island

Story Published: 12 Jan 2015

A BOAT was towed back to the Urangan harbour on Sunday after the lone skipper’s body was found onboard at the weekend.

Boat, Died, Editors Picks, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Man, Urangan Boat Harbour

Boaties can fix chips, scratches in under 10 seconds

Story Published: 14 Jan 2014

A SUNSHINE Coast man has developed a product that enables scratches, chips and cracks in boats or jet skis to be repaired...

Boat, Fibreglass Repairs, Magicezy, Marine, Warwick David Lindsay

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