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Preparing for Summer

With the weather beginning to warm up, St Helens Marine Rescue is gearing up for the summer boating season. The photo shows RV Freycinet crossing the barway in beautiful calm weather. We are putting tracks on the recently installed Garmin

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Blessing of the Fleet

On 1 September 2012 we celebrated the first day of spring by blessing the new Tasmanian Police vessel based in St Helens, PV-POLSAR III. The occasion was celebrated with a community barbeque. The barbeque was also used as an opportunity

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Dismasting 22 July 2012

St Helens Marine Rescue’s vessel Freycinet and crew rescued a 30ft dismasted yacht in deteriorating conditions off St Helens Point on 22 July 2012. This rescue once again reinforces the importance of skippers ensuring that their vessels are in a

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Statistics for June 2011 to June 2012

During the period 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 St Helens Marine Rescue Association assisted 51 vessels, carrying a total of 116 persons. The activities included: aiding vessels in distress, including support to the Tasmanian Police (9); assisting vessels

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Combined Rescue Exercise

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April St Helens Marine Rescue Surflivesaving (Tasmania) Tasmania Police and SES took part in marine rescue and training exercises in Georges Bay, at the St Helens Barway and at sea. Ten boats participated with

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