Year: 2012

Preparing for Summer

With the weather beginning to warm up, St Helens Marine Rescue is gearing up for the summer boating season. The photo shows RV Freycinet crossing the barway in beautiful calm weather. We are putting tracks on the recently installed Garmin

New Garmin Chartplotters for RV Freycinet

The RV Freycinet received a very welcome update in the form of two new Garmin touchscreen chartplotters. These units have added a new level of sophistication to our navigation capability onboard the vessel.

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Blessing of the Fleet

On 1 September 2012 we celebrated the first day of spring by blessing the new Tasmanian Police vessel based in St Helens, PV-POLSAR III. The occasion was celebrated with a community barbeque. The barbeque was also used as an opportunity

Donations Received

On 1 September 2012, at the occasion of the annual blessing of the fleet, we received a sizable donation from Leigh Kelly Agencies in the form of polar fleece jackets for our crews. Thank you also to Tasmanian Locksmiths for

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Negotiating the St Helens Barway

Many skippers of vessels assume that it is not possible or safe to cross the St Helens bar into Georges Bay. It is, of course, true that the barway presents a problem with a swell on it, which is no

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