U3A Rockhampton Social Outings
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27 of the 34 members that nominated for the visit attended. The members were separated into two groups.

Group 1. Attended a Power Point presentation of the history of Coast Guard and the reason why Rockhampton is only one of the two towns in Australia that has an inland Coast Guard. This is due to the size of the river and the complexity of rescues in the river delta. and numerous rescue stories.

Group 2 attended the session at the boat shed where the members viewed the vessels and were shown the technology on the vessels that allows us to operate.

The groups spent half their time at both locations. Coast Guard provided and excellent morning tea. The reports from the groups were very positive to the morning out.

Nathional Coast Guard site