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Additional VHF Standby Stations

St Helens Marine Rescue has pleased to announce that we have acquired two more VHF transceivers and associated equipment to be used as standby stations.

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Greg Schmerl

St Helens Marine Rescue’s chairman, Greg Schmerl, has stood down from the position. Business and family commitments are not allowing him adequate time to continue his position with St Helens Marine Rescue. We wish to thank Greg for the hundreds

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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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