St Helens Marine Rescue is proud to announce the Barway Webcam is now operating. This was a combined initiative of Marine and Safety Tasmania (MaST), State Government, Tasmanian Electronics, Tas Water & Communication Services and Lyndcraft Boats.
The technology enables our operators, at the base, to have a spectacular 300-degree rotational, real time view from Burns Bay boat ramp, to the Barway and around to Pelican Point. Additionally the webcam has incredible zooming capability along with the ability to capture snapshots and video of the area. Our Base Station is 6 nautical miles from the bar. With this development it will enable our radio and on water operators to assess accurately the conditions on the barway from the Base. Members of Marine Rescue worked tirelessly against many challenges to produce an outstanding technological outcome. We extend our appreciation to all contributors to this magnificent enterprise.