Captain Shane Ping
Master Class 4
Unrestricted/Skipper Grade II, M.E.D. 1, BMA Hay Point, Blue Card,
GMDSS, Senior First Aid Certificate, MCIS Card, AMSA Medical, STCW 95,
Hay Point Pilot Exemption.
Shane Ping has been
involved in Action Charters since 2005. His passion for the sea and unparalleled experience both as a cruise skipper, fisherman and maritime engineer make him an invaluable member of our team.
Shane operated vessels in South Africa, East coast of Australia and through the Torres States.
Captain Graham Brake
Master ˂24M. Volunteer Marine Rescue 448 Mackay Skipper, M.E.D. III.
Brake has been fishing the Mackay waters for over 40 years. From
estuary lure fishing, deep water jigging and bait fishing to working the
remote reefs for GT’s and pelagics, Graham is able to well qualified to
assist anglers realise their dream on the water.
Graham is also a
published fishing journalist and photographer.
1st Mate Dion Vail
Dion Vail grew up on the West Coast of
Victoria where he started working on weekends and school holidays as a
deck hand at the age of 15. He traveled all over Australia and overseas
when working for the government on fishing boats in NT, VIC and QLD.
spent last 4 years on the Great Barrier Reef as Head Deck Hand, has
good knowledge of all aspects of fishing, favourite being soft plastic
and lure fishing.
A successful tournament angler on the Australian Bream Tour - 4 time ABT Grand Finalist, 2010 Victoria Grand Champion.