Tag: St Helens Marine Rescue Association

How to use a VHF radio

As the summer recreational season intensifies it is paramount that boaters know how to use a VHF radio. This is an essential part  of the vessel’s safety equipment. The ACMA has produced an educational video for the recreational boating community

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Drive off – Drive On Trailer Tips

Boaters are oh so familiar with the embarrassment of a mishap on the boat ramp when launching and retrieving. Chances are there will be amused onlookers enjoying your situation. I have discovered a number of excellent YouTube videos that will

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New Life Jacket Regulations come into force in 2021.

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) have embarked on a terrific programme to encourage fishers and boaters to update their Personal Flotation Devices (PFD).   1 January 2021 is the date that all life jackets in use in Tasmania will need

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Marine Rescue to the Rescue

The summer has thrown up many a curve ball with a search, towing across the bar and most recently a Mayday in the North East. 27th of December: “Today four members of St Helens Marine Rescue were called upon to

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Farewell to our vessel “Freycinet”

Today we passed over the keys to the new owner of Freycinet. This was tinged with a sense of sadness as this beautiful vessel has been such a stoic member of St Helens Marine Rescue. The reality is however the

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