Category: St Helens Barway

News about the St Helens barway and activities to improve safety and access.

Pelican Point Disaster – Break O’Day Capsizes

 The ABC News did a really good job covering the incident, go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-06/tasmanian-east-coast-marine-rescue-capability-takes-a-hit/6003348?section=tas Click on the video in the article to see the telecast. This post is to assure mariners the three St Helens Marine Rescue volunteers who were capsized

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Farewell to Canadian visitors

Recently St Helens hosted visitors from Canada. Jan and Jim are sailing around the world from their Canadian departure. Note the Canadian flag flying behind the mast. Their yacht ‘Haulback’ has so far traveled the Pacific ocean and came to

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Negotiating the St Helens Barway

For those seeking to negotiate the St Helens bar, at this time of the year, it is worthwhile repeating an earlier post relating to the barway at the entrance to Georges Bay, St Helens. Many skippers of vessels assume that

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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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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