Summer 2009/2010 Statistics

Motor Vessel Mame Escorted over St Helens Barway

It has once again been been a busy summer for the St Helens Marine Rescue Association. Our radio logs show that during this period we:

  • logged 3,012 radio transmissions on VHF
  • logged 262 radio transmissions on UHF Channel 94
  • provided assistance and tracking to a total of 793 vessels, carrying a total of 2,245 persons

Our rescue boat activities comprised

  • thirty-five (35) escorts over the barway
  • eight (8) assists and/or tows of vessels
  • assisting with three (3) police call-outs, and
  • assisting the Tasmanian Police with one (1) rescue.

In total, we helped 47 vessels into the safety of St Helens/Georges Bay, carrying 121 persons. The value of the vessels assisted to safety is estimated at over $10 million.