Year: 2013

Summer 2012/13 Statistics

During the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 St Helens Marine Rescue Association assisted 36 vessels, carrying a total of 94 persons. The activities included: aiding vessels in distress, including support to the Tasmanian Police (4); assisting vessels

Additional VHF Standby Stations

St Helens Marine Rescue has pleased to announce that we have acquired two more VHF transceivers and associated equipment to be used as standby stations.

Greg Schmerl

St Helens Marine Rescue’s chairman, Greg Schmerl, has stood down from the position. Business and family commitments are not allowing him adequate time to continue his position with St Helens Marine Rescue. We wish to thank Greg for the hundreds

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Tasmanian Community Fund Grant

We are very pleased to announce that St Helens Marine Rescue was successful in its application to the Tasmanian Community Fund for funding to replace the outboard motors on the Break O’Day. The Tasmanian Community Fund awarded a grant of

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Barway Rescue

On Saturday 2 February 2013 a crew from St Helens Marine Rescue, coordinated by Sergeant Bidgood of the Tasmania Police Marine and Rescue Services, St Helens, rescued three fishermen when their vessel was overwhelmed by a large breaking wave on

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