Statistics for 2010

In 2010 the St Helens Marine Rescue Association assisted 78 vessels, carrying a total of 197 persons. The activities included:

  • Aiding vessels in distress, including support to the Tasmanian Police (9)
  • Assisting vessels with mechanical problems or in poor weather, providing a tow-in where necessary (27)
  • escorting vessels accros the bar and through the channel (44)

We primarily used our Stabicraft rescue vessel Break O’Day for these operations (72 operations) while our larger, sea-going rescue vessel Freycinet was used 6 times.

Our rescue base handled 4,304 VHF calls and 308 calls on 27MHz communicating with 1,418 vessels carrying a total of 2,831 persons.