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