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Flooding in St Helens Area

On 12 and 13 January 2011 St Helens received 148 mm of rain, followed by flash flooding in the town and closure of all roads into the town. St Helens Marine Rescue assisted the community by providing crews to assist

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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

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Open Day, 7 November 2010

St Helens Marine Rescue threw open the doors to their St Helens facilities to celebrate the official handing over of the new vessel to serve the East Coast Community, RV Larapuna. Mayor Robert Legge performed the official duties along with

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet

On the 24 October the annual Blessing of the Fleet was conducted on the St Helens Wharf by the Rev Alexander Withers. Approximately one hundred supporters and local community members attended to pay homage to our life around the sea.

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New Rescue RIB, RV Larapuna, Commissioned

The RV Larapuna (centre console 4.5 metre rigid inflatable) has arrived and is aboard the Freycinet ready to go. Our crew have tested her out on the barway and we are very happy with her performance. St Helens Marine Rescue

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