Pelican Point Disaster – Recovery

It is with the greatest of pleasure I can report St Helens Marine Rescue has ordered a replacement vessel for the tragically capsized Break O’Day. The community response to our recent appeal has been sensational. So  now we are in the position to purchase a new vessel, this includes the replacement of safety equipment and electronics. All of this has been made possible from the magnificent support from across the state. It is with much applause and appreciation I acknowledge the contributions from the following:

  • Community contributors small and large
  • St Helens Christian Fellowship
  • C2 Demolition
  • Rotary Club of St Helens
  • St Helens Neighbourhood House
  • St Helens Game Fishing Club
  • St Helens Commonwealth Bank
  • Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund of Tasmania & Victoria
  • East Coast Auto Parts
  • Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania
  • Scamander Newsagency & Mouth Cafe
  • St Helens Books and Coffee
  • Deegan Marine
  • Scope Insurance Brokers
  • Condor Fishing (Tas) Pty Ltd
  • QBE Insurance
  • Road Rocket Couriers
  • Greg Crick Honda and the Honda Foundation
  • Moonraker Antennae’s
  • Navico Australia
  • Hunters
  • Tamar Marine
  • BP Australia

The replacement vessel is a Stabicraft 2400. Modifications are being made to the vessel to ensure it complies with marine safety standards. We expect delivery some time in the middle of the year. During the spring St Helens Marine Rescue will announce the name of the vessel at a community event. I’ll keep readers posted on developments.