2021 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Sunday 10th of October

Commencing 11:00 am

Followed by General Meeting @ 11:30 am

Members are invited to the 2021 AGM, this will be followed by a General Meeting to adopt changes to the Objects and Purposes of the Association as previously conveyed to members by email. A sausage sizzle will conclude proceedings.

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Early Morning Launching for the Fishing Competition

These are the early morning shots seen through our Marine Rescue camera at Burns Bay. The event was the 2021 St Helens Game Fishing Club’s tuna competition. Vessels started launch ~ 0615 at Burns Bay boat ramp. Our radio operators logged on each vessel. From 0820 hours and on the hour thereafter all vessels were contacted to determine their position throughout the competition.

Lights before dawn

Standing room only, queuing to launch

Dawn has broken

Underway at first light

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Lions Club of St Helens Donation

Today we received a fabulous donation of support from the Lions Club of St Helens. For a number of years the Lions have supported our volunteering that has enabled us to continue our services to the maritime community in the North East of Tasmania. We are incredibly grateful to President Peter Cecil, Secretary Jan Jasper and Treasurer Evan Robertson who made the donation at our Base Station. The contribution will go towards the redevelopment of our soon to be constructed building extension. Thank you Lions.

Latest Operation – SV Seeking Assistance

Our Latest Operation

Big day on the water for St Helens Marine Rescue after a call for assistance by SV La Pelicana. Gearbox issues and a rough night at sea, the evening before, saw skipper Terry anchor in Burns Bay. Our volunteer crew of Ken, Darren and John S undertook a tow into Georges Bay before rafting to the wharf. A copybook operation performed by three outstanding volunteers.

Anchored in Burns Bay

Under tow across the Barway

Rafting to the jetty.

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Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania’s Fishing Competition

Recently a most successful game fishing competition featured a large fleet of participants. This is one of four events throughout the year held by game fishing clubs. St Helens Marine Rescue carried out the radio support for this event. Starting in the early hours of the morning each vessel logged on with our radio operator, then on the hour reported their position. This is an essential part of the safety management system for the event. The Burns Bay carpark tells the story.

The weather was absolutely fabulous at the Burns Bay boat ramp. Standing room only as the radio operator witnessed multiple launchings via our Burns Bay camera.

We also have a webcam where Burns Bay can be viewed by the public via You Tube. This can be found by following these steps:

Step 1 In your internet browser go to You Tube.

Step 2 In the You Tube search engine, request Burns Bay Webcam.

Step 3 Most importantly click on the icon LIVE NOW